Lonnie the Loon Finds His Home

Children - Animals
20 Pages
Reviewed on 09/13/2015
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Author Biography

Barbara Renner was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has traveled extensively, but enjoys her winter home in Arizona and summer home in Minnesota. She was inspired to write her 'Lonnie the Loon' picture books while fishing in the lake country of Northern Minnesota. A retired teacher, Barbara has taught a variety of subjects to students from middle school through post secondary. She currently is an adjunct instructor at the community college level. Barbara is pursuing her career as an author by writing picture books for children, blogging humorous life stories for adults, and submitting articles to newsletters, journals, and magazines.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Lonnie the Loon Finds His Home by Barbara Renner is a delightful storybook for children that revolves around Lonnie the Loon who is looking for the perfect home. As Lonnie tells his mother about his wish to live in an eagle's nest, a beaver's dam or a muskrat's waterhole, his mother gives him details why it is not possible for him to live in those places. The mother shows him his proper home, a nest of dried grasses hidden by cattails so that they are safe. The book tells readers a lot of facts about the loon and helps them to increase their knowledge as well as their vocabulary.

The book will captivate young readers with its delightful story and bright illustrations. The story, the scenes, and the characters come alive with the help of the illustrations, and connect well with readers. It will make a good bedtime storybook for children and is also ideal for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. Lonnie the Loon is an adorable character and his eagerness to learn is encouraging. The story is simple yet gives readers information about the loon and also other facts that are educational and informative.

Children not only get to know more details about where animals and birds live, but they can also improve their vocabulary by learning new words and also interesting facts. Books like this are perfect for children when they start their reading habits because it works on them on many levels.


The first of a trilogy of Lonny the Loon books by Barbara Renner. Wonderful books for preschool and early grade school children that teaches about these interesting birds. My grandchildren love them!