When a little boy wanders away while picking blackberries, his distraught mother enlists the help of Old Crow to find him. Her description of the child is so beautifully poetic that when the crow sees a child, who is as plain as a cricket, sleeping under a bush, he nearly flies on by. But on second thought, Old Crow decides to bring the child back rather than return empty-handed. As the mother joyfully wraps the boy in her arms, Old Crow realizes that every child is beloved and unique -- especially in his mother's eyes.
Sumptuous illustrations by Caldecott winner David Diaz and a complimentary CD performed by singer/songwriter Sarah Weeks make this book a breathtaking and tender celebration of a mother's love.