A human mama tucks her child into bed with stories of wild animal mamas, like a kangaroo that keeps her joey safe in her pouch. Flip the book over and a papa shares stories of wild papas that care for their young like a fish that carries his small fry in his mouth then spits them back into the nest.
Nora Hilb’s warmly hued illustrations capture the special relationships animal offspring share with their mamas and papas.
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Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of several award-winning books for children, including AN EGG IS QUIET (Chronicle), A SEED IS SLEEPY (Chronicle), THE MOON OVER STAR (Dial), and AN ORANGE IN JANUARY (Dial).From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2–In this Flip-me-over Book, a human mother and father each tell a child how various animals–whales, penguins, etc.–care for their young. If I were your chimpanzee mama and you were my chimp....I would build us a sleeping platform so we could rock-a-bye in the treetops.... Each spread includes additional information in small type explaining the particular behavior: Each day a chimp mother builds a fresh bed of leaves for herself and her baby. Both stories conclude with the adult tucking the youngster in bed with a kiss. The calm, sweet language is embellished by Hilbs illustrations done in ink and pencil on watercolor paper. The book has an attractive layout–enough realistic detail in the pictures, but not so much as to be busy. The many features of this title work together quite nicely.–Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA
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Book Description Charlesbridge, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1570917493
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