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Little Loon and Papa
by Toni Buzzeo
illustrated by Margaret Spengler 
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2004. 
ISBN: 978-0803729582
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Awards & Honors:
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Selection
2004 Bank Street College Best Children's Books 
        of the Year Selection
2004 Brodart Top Juvenile Titles of the Year Selection
Raising Readers Anthology Selection
It's time for diving lessons, but Little Loon is too nervous.  When he rushes away without trying, he encounters a shoreline full of strangers with their splashes, crashes, and growls.  Where is Papa now that Little Loon might be in over his head?
Papa Loon calls
to his timid Little Loon:
hoo hoo hoo  hoo hoo hoo
Time for diving lessons.

Oh, no.
Little Loon backs away.
But Papa dips Little Loon's head down,
And Papa tips Little Loon's tail up.

Little Loon wobbles back flat.

Little Loon watches Papa
SQUEEZE air out,
TUCK his feathers tight,
and--Zip!--
disappear from sight.

Little Loon quivers
and watches and waits
until he spots
Papa's sharp bill.LITTLE_LOON_AND_PAPA-_STORY_BEHIND_THE_STORY.html
“The staccato text is filled with alliteration and rhythmic sound effects, and the soft, jewel-toned illustrations evoke the splendor of the north woods. A wonderful choice for summer programming when swimming lessons are underway.” —Linda Staskus, School Library Journal

“Spengler’s warm pastels capture the cheeky loon’s every emotion: his initial reluctance to dive, his brief frights by the noisy (but non-threatening) creatures he encounters and his triumphant reunion with his father.”—Publishers Weekly
"Words in large type emphasize actions, motions, and sounds; e.g. SQUEEZE the air out, TUCK his feathers tight, WIGGLE his feet, and WAGGLE his wings, which, after a third reading, lap-sitters will enjoy repeating. “—Kirkus

“The staccato text is filled with alliteration and rhythmic sound effects, and the soft, jewel-toned illustrations evoke the splendor of the north woods. A wonderful choice for summer programming when swimming lessons are underway.” —Linda Staskus, School Library Journal

“Spengler’s warm pastels capture the cheeky loon’s every emotion: his initial reluctance to dive, his brief frights by the noisy (but non-threatening) creatures he encounters and his triumphant reunion with his father.”—Publishers Weekly
"Words in large type emphasize actions, motions, and sounds; e.g. SQUEEZE the air out, TUCK his feathers tight, WIGGLE his feet, and WAGGLE his wings, which, after a third reading, lap-sitters will enjoy repeating. “—Kirkus
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