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This amazing journey across North America takes readers from mountains to prairies, to the far north, and into coastal waters to visit animal families in their natural habitats. As they meet a variety of feathered and furry friends, including loons, polar bears, wolves, beavers, seals, and caribou, children learn how the families play, communicate, feed, and learn. Each animal is presented along with interesting facts about its environment. Other facts come from the animal itself; the moose calf, for instance, explains how it will grow huge antlers. Romi Caron’s charming watercolors, full of personality and expression, complement Marilyn Baillie’s lyrical text.
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Marilyn Baillie has enjoyed a varied career as an award-winning children's writer, a nursery school teacher, a lecturer at the Royal Ontario Museum, and a children's magazine and book editor. She is the author of numerous beloved children's books including Nose to Toes, Small Wonders, and Amazing Thing Animals Do. She is a former editor of chickaDEE magazine and lives in Toronto.
ROMI CARON was born and raised in the Czech Republic and studied painting and drawing at Bruno College of Applied Arts and the Prague University of Applied Arts before immigrating to Canada in 1991. She lives in Gatineau, QC.
Kindergarten-Grade 3—Realistic watercolors of North American animal parents and their young sprawl across facing pages, leaving ample space for two paragraphs of simple text. One is boxed, enclosing a modest amount of straightforward data, and the other, on the opposite page, voiced by the "babies," giving tiny snippets of "babyhood" and a glimpse of future, adult life. A final page offers a tad more data for the mildly curious. Similar in scope to Andrea Helman's Northwest Animal Babies (Sasquatch, 1998) and more geographically focused than Bruce McMillan's handsome The Baby Zoo (Scholastic, 1995), Seymour Simon's attractive Wild Babies (HarperCollins, 1997), or Kathy Darling's more detailed, eye-catching books about animal babies (Walker), this oversize, attractive, and easy-to-read book is a pleasing introduction.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY
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Book Description Owlkids Books, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX1897066724
Book Description Owlkids Books, 2006. Condition: New. Romi Caron (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1897066724