“Calling baby animals cute may seem redundant, but this … does indeed highlight some of the cutest animals on the planet….encourages children to both listen and look for animal distinctions beyond their cuteness.” —Booklist
What does a newborn sheep look like? Can a baby duck swim?
Where does a baby bear like to play? What color is a baby zebra’s stripes?
Is a baby rhinoceros born with a horn? In this book you learn everything
about cute baby animals on the farm and in the wild.
An informative book filled with fun facts and stories about all kinds of baby animals. With beautiful pictures and playful illustrations. For children ages 5 and up.
Mack has a primitive way of drawing. He gets inspired by African art and the paintings of the Australian aboriginals. Both create a immense power by simplifying shapes. Mack wants to combine that powerful simplification with a subtle sense of humour.
“In my books I try to teach children something in a funny way,” Mack says. “If I draw a penguin, it doesn’t matter to me that much how pretty he is or how good of an swimmer he is. What I want to show the most is how baggy he stands on the ice and how funny his walk is. That funny bagginess is what I try to catch in a couple of lines. Only when children can laugh about it, I think to myself: ‘Yes, I did it’.”
"Calling baby animals cute may seem redundant, but this Dutch import does indeed highlight some of the cutest animals on the planet. It divides them into two categories: farm animals — such as pigs, chickens, donkeys, and swans — and animals in the wild, which includes a wide range of animals, from forest deer and Australian koalas to Arctic polar bears and zebras of the African savannah. The first page of each double-page profile comprises a large, full-color photograph of the animal in its natural setting and a paragraph that gives the animals name (e.g. kid for baby goat) and describes its newborn life. The facing page features another large photograph, this time digitally enhanced to create a collage effect, of the animal in action and some accompanying facts. Finally the bottom of this page has a short, illustrated activity that requires observation skills, such as identifying which giraffe has a blue tone. (Yes, they really do!) This overall effect encourages children to both listen and look for animal distinctions beyond their cuteness." —Angela Leeper, Booklist
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