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Michael Hays illustrates
Jonathan and His Mommy

Jonathan and His Mommy

by Irene Smalls
illustrated by Michael Hays
Little Brown and Company 1992

I like to go walking and talking with my mom. So says Jonathan, age five, as he starts off on his daily walk with Mom through the bustling streets of the city. But their’s is no straightforward, ordinary walk. They walk in walk in as many different steps as a child’s imagination can create–from zigzag steps to reggae steps, giant steps to crazy crisscross steps. Each step brings new dicovery for Jonathan as he and his mom explore their dynamic neighborhood. By the end of the day the two are tired, and backward steps lead them past familiar sights as they make their way home.