Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
Looking for Loons is now available in paperback! Just after sunrise a boy ventures to the front porch of his family cottage to scan the misty lake with an old pair of binoculars. He is looking for loons. As he waits, his other pajama-wearing family members join him, and together they experience the fascinating sights and sounds of nature.
About the authors
Jennifer Lloyd is the author of several children's books, including Looking for Loons (a Canadian Toy Testing Council Top 10 pick), Ella’s Umbrellas (an Alcuin Award for Excellence in Book Design winner, and a Rainforest of Reading and Christie Harris Children’s Literature Prize nominee), The Best Thing About Kindergarten, Taffy Time, and the Murilla Gorilla series (multiple books in the series are Alcuin Award for Excellence in Book Design winners and Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Books for Kids and Teens selections). When she is not at her writing desk, she works as a kindergarten teacher in Blainville, Québec. You can find out more about Jennifer's books at www.jenniferlloyd.ca.
Kirsti Anne Wakelin was born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. She studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Capilano College and Painting and Decoration for Motion Picture Set painting at BCIT. Before becoming a freelance designer, illustrator and fine artist, she worked in the Internet industry as an interface designer, print designer and illustrator. Kirsti now lives in Vancouver with a view of the ocean.
Excerpt: Looking for Loons (by (author) Jennifer Lloyd; illustrated by Kirsti Anne Wakelin)
From Looking for Loons, written by Jennifer Lloyd and illustrated by Kirsti Anne Wakelin:
All was quiet in the little cottage by the lake. Slowly, the September sunrise began to brighten the night sky. The first morning rays streamed into the children’s room and danced on Patrick’s pillow.
Patrick woke up. He slipped on his cozy housecoat and blue striped slippers. Carefully, he reached for the binoculars on the bedside table.
He crept past his sleeping sister, Emily.
“Creak,” went a floorboard. Emily heard the noise.
“Where are you going?” she mumbled, yawning.
“To look for loons,” whispered Patrick.