Mary Murphy is the author-illustrator of Panda Foo and the New Friend, I Kissed the Baby!, and How Kind! She lives in Dublin, Ireland.
The springtime feeling of UTTERLY LOVELY ONE comes from Mary
Murphy's combination of comical animals, deliciously Easter-eggy
colors and endearingly affirmative writing. This
confection...positively demands that you cuddle the small child to
whom you are reading it.
--Wall Street Journal
Infused with warmth and affection, much like the sound of a
mother's voice. A nice choice to share at bedtime or cuddled close,
this provides a good introduction to animal babies for the youngest
children, who will recognize the differing fledglings as being not
--Kirkus Reviews Murphy creates a safe, conflict-free jungle habitat, reassuring children that in a world of strange but lovely things, they remain the loveliest in the eyes of their parents.