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Jul 11 2019

Hey baby! by Stephanie Warren Drimmer

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National Geographic Kids, 2019. ISBN: 9781426329319. 192pp., hbk.
'In every corner of the Earth - from the Arctic to Australia, from ocean depths to mountain tops, from dry deserts to lush rain forests - tiny tots are learning to find their way in a big beautiful world.'
But these are not human babies - they are animals of all shapes and sizes and each has its own life story, some more complex and demanding more attention than a human baby. Using the most stunning photos, this is a collection of pictures, poems, stories, folktales and information from Nature's nursery that will introduce young readers to the diverse creatures of this planet. Grouped according to habitat such as mountains and plains, forest and streams, oceans and seas, each creature has a short fact box giving the name of the young, its home and its food as well as other information, and each section also has a Tot Lot which is a group of eight creatures with not quite so much detail but adding to the wonder of the variety of fauna that shares this planet with us. Many have a story or even a classic poem to accompany them, such as 'The Legend of the Pink Dolphin' or 'The Duck and the Kangaroo' by Edward Lear to further engage the young reader as this is a book to be shared or read by an independent reader.
An investment in a child's learning.
Barbara Braxton

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