Mama Why?

Because I said so!

Uh, no, this is the book, Mama Why? by Karma Wilson (illus. by Simon Mendez), McElderry, 2011

The poet in me loves the rhythm in this gentle story of how snow comes from stardust. It's a sweet, bedtime read aloud. And polar bears! Who doesn't love polar bears? They're Pie's favorite - in fact, this book was hard to get away from her so I could read it on my own.

I did find some rhymes a bit too convenient (there/bear; moonlight/so bright), but the story flows, floats almost like snow drifting down from the evening sky.

The illustrations are ethereal, warm and glowy. Worth studying.