All over the world, babies are born and grow up in a wide range of families, from human babies sleeping in cozy cribs to seabird chicks sleeping on cliff ledges, in a study of the similarities and differences among various infants.
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Mick Manning (born in Yorkshire, England, 1959) and Brita Granstrom (born in Eskilstuna, Sweden, 1969) work together as a team sharing the illustration and text. They have been producing award-winning non-fiction picture books for almost twenty years. They show that the best non-fiction for children can be scholarly, albeit with a light touch, and can have some of the imagination-stretching qualities of fiction. They are well known for their exciting performances involving readings and live drawing using overhead camera projection (often involving participation from members of the audience) all mixed with an audio-visual presentation. They appear on a regular basis at major UK book festival venues such as Bath, Cheltenham and Edinburgh International Book Festival. They have appeared at The Royal Society Science Festival and have celebrated The Big Draw at various venues including The Imperial War Museum. They have worked closely to support libraries and schools, performing voluntarily to school classes in the UK and Sweden. Most recently they visited the American Library Association Conference, Texas where they also visited a Hispanic school and libraries in the area. Many of Manning & Granstrom's books are translated into a number of languages, including Chinese, German, Greek, Danish, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish and Slovakian. For the last 12 years Mick & Brita have created, written and illustrated a monthly 5-page gentle pre-school series called 'Max and Kate' for the critically acclaimed US children's magazine Ladybug. http://www.mickandbrita.com Selection of Franklin Watts books: The World Is Full of Babies! (Smarties Silver Award Winner); What's under the Bed? (TES Award Winner); How Did I Begin? (Rhone Poulenc Science prize winner); Wash, Scrub, and Brush (English Association Award KS1 Winner); Stone Age, Bone Age; Dinomania; When the Sun Goes Down; How Should I Behave?; Seaside Scientist; My Body Book; My Uncle's DunkirkFrom Publishers Weekly:
This upbeat if slim volume takes a cursory look at how human babies' development compares to that of various animals, revealing similarities as well as differences among species. Manning and Granstrom ably target their audience with a simple yet descriptive presentation: "All over the earth, babies are getting dirty!... If you were a cat or a polecat kitten you would be licked clean every day by your mom's rough tongue." Children learn that while "You slept cozy in a crib with blankets and gentle music," baby bats "sleep upside down, hanging on with tiny fingernails in a drafty old roof space." Combining somewhat childlike spot art, an open, 26-point typeface and handlettered captions, these pages have an informal feel. Though not a must-buy, this holds a dual enticement for preschoolers, who can't seem to get enough information about tiny animals, a category that includes themselves as babies. Ages 2-6.
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Book Description Bantam Books for Young Readers, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110385322585
Book Description Bantam Books for Young Readers, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0385322585