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Little Wonders: Animal Babies and Their Families (Amazing Things Animals Do) Hardcover – September 1, 1995

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Series: Amazing Things Animals Do
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Maple Tree Press (September 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 189568837X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895688375
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,120,382 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 3?An introductory survey that focuses on child care in the animal kingdom. Baillie looks at 12 species from around the world and outlines in a couple of brief paragraphs how the creatures prepare for, protect, and care for their young. The numerous, large pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are serviceable, if not inspired. While not a resource for reports, this title is acceptable for browsing.?Janet O'Brien, Mount Pleasant Public Library, Pleasantville, NY
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Marilyn Baillie has enjoyed a varied career as teacher, editor and interior designer. She is the author of the Amazing Things Animals Do series comprised of Side by Side (1997), Wild Talk (1996), Time to Eat (1995) and Little Wonders (1995). In addition, Marilyn also edited and compiled Science Surprises (1989), More Science Surprises (1992) and wrote Magical Fun (1991), all from Owl Books. She is also a former editor of Chickadee magazine. Marilyn lives in Toronto and Vermont with her husband.

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Format: Hardcover
With clear, gentle language Marilyn Baillie introduces 12 different animal babies and their diverse families:

-- all-female herds of elephants that share baby-rearing duties

-- joey kangaroos that spend most of the first 9 months of their lives inside their mother's pouches

-- red-billed hornbirds, which seal themselves into tree cavities for protection

-- ocean-faring sea otter pups and their mothers

-- little brown bats, only children who share their upside-down roosts with hundreds of other bat pups

-- alligator babies, which count their mother's ferocious mouths for protection

-- as well as emperor penguins, orangutans seahorses, meerkats, polar bears, and cuckoo birds

This 32-page book also features small photographs and vivid watercolor-and-pencil illustrations. The last page contains a "Who am I?" quiz with clues ("I cling very tightly to my mother as we swing through the treetops") describing every baby animal included in the book.

With its age appropriate writing and entertaining stories stories about the diversity of animal life, Little Wonders is sure to be a hit with young children.
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