This story opens with Jake’s Mom hanging up his favorite blanket to dry on the cloths line. It was a beautiful but breezy day. Next thing they knew, the blanket loosened from the grasp of the clothes pins and flies away. Gently carried away by the wind, the blanket visits several animal mothers and babies. Does the blanket return to Jake?
Just like Jake, most children have a favorite blanket or soft toy that they cuddle with at night. This helps them to gain independence. The blanket represents the loving space shared by the mother and child. So, obviously when Jake’s blanket goes missing, Jake is more than a little upset. Each blanket is irreplaceable for a child.
This book is written by a Canadian physician and writer from the University of Toronto. He is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine and the Head of Health, Arts, and Humanities at the University of Toronto. Dr. Peterkin is also the author of several other picture books also published by Magination Press.