From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2–This title focuses on adorable baby animals and their mothers. Each spread features a different pair; readers meet flamingos, tamanduas, marmots, gorillas, and beluga whales, among others. A charming family photo shows the animals interacting, and brief, conversational sentences contain a variety of facts pertaining to the babies' maternal relationships, such as birth weight, communication tactics, and eating habits. Even prereaders will love joining in as the last sentence of each spread greets the animal mothers: e.g., “Hello, mommy swift fox!” An affectionate, upbeat tone and irresistible subject matter make this a must for easy-reader collections.–Amanda Struckmeyer, Middleton Public Library, Madison, WIα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
About the Author
Andrew Bleiman is a lifelong animal nerd who graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature and a yet to be recognized minor in Baby Animalogy. He attributes his fascination with zoology and conservation to monthly childhood trips to the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Lillian, and daughter, Avery.
Chris Eastland is a classically trained artist and freelance designer who studied and taught at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy. Chris was formerly the Photography Editor for Quest Magazine. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his girlfriend, Emilie, their cat Georgie, and their dog Holden.