Join Kenneth Kraegel for a special story time with this charming winter story.
On a cold winter's eve, deep in the woods, a mother shrew frets about her sick young son. His head is hot and his feet are cold, and there is only one known cure: wild honey from the moon. Mother Shrew does not stop to wonder how she will make such an impossible journey. Instead, she grabs her umbrella, gives her darling son a final kiss, and sets out.
Along the way, Mother Shrew encounters one obstacle after another, from a malevolent owl to a herd of restless wild horses to an island humming with angry bees. But she is a mother on a mission and she shall not be deterred.
Kenneth Kraegel is the author and illustrator of picture books. Before making picture books, Kenneth volunteered at an agriculture school in Honduras, helped refugees find jobs and furniture in Chicago, volunteered with an NGO in Uganda, was a general laborer on a construction site in Wyoming, and worked on vegetable farms in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio. He now lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with his family.
His book King Arthur's Very Great Grandson was was a New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and a Wall Street Journal Children's Best Book of the Year. Green Pants was a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best selection and an International Literacy Association Children's Choice.