Little Mist

PreS-Gr 1—A young snow leopard knows only the comfort of his mother's love and the warmth of the mountain cave in which they live. But on a clear, blue-sky day, she shows him the world where he will one day be "a fine snow leopard, great hunter, King of the Mountains." Seeing the splendors of the land and the other creatures of his new realm, Little Mist is anxious for his adventure to begin, but until it does, he curls up in his mother's soft fur. But unable to sleep, he looks out of the cave at his world. "Little Mist couldn't wait to begin." Full-page, lush watercolors as soft and warm as Little Mist illustrate this quiet story of a mother's love and guidance, making this a special treat for both younger readers and those who read to them.—Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, formerly at Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY
A mother snow leopard leads her eager cub from the den, introducing him to his high-mountain world; though habitat is important to the story, it's not specifically identified. The text is poetic, and the illustrations offer attractive views of the leopards, their dramatic surroundings, and the other animals that live there. A brief note about snow leopards appears on the copyright page.

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