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So Many Babies
By (author): Lorna Crozier Illustrated by: Laura Watson
9781459808317 Board book, Paper over boards English Juvenile: Age (years) from 0 - 2, Grade (CAN) exact P, Grade (US) exact P, Reading age from 0 - 2 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Baby Animals Aug 25, 2015
$9.95 CAD
Active 7 x 7 x 0.63 in | 300 gr 24 pages full color images FSC certified – mixed sources C013314 Orca Book Publishers
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens 2016, Commended
Babies in forests, caves, jungles and bays.

Where can you find animal babies? Why, nearly everywhere!

Perfect for babies and toddlers, this adorable board book features a wide variety of baby animals and explores all of the places they live, from bays to burrows and beyond. With colorful, easy-to-turn pages, this book is an essential addition to any little one’s library. Upbeat, rhyming text from award-winning poet Lorna Crozier creates a joyful reading experience, and warm, cheerful illustrations are sure to make the book a favorite.

Lorna Crozier has authored numerous books of poetry and received many awards. An Officer of the Order of Canada, Lorna has read her poetry on every continent except Antarctica, and in 2005 she recited a poem for Queen Elizabeth II as part of Saskatchewan's centennial celebration. For more information, visit

Laura Watson has been creating whimsical illustrations for children’s books, educational materials and magazines since graduating from Sheridan College’s Interpretive Illustration program in 1995. Laura also studied fine art at York University and graduated with an honors degree in visual arts. She lives in the east end of Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and daughter. For more information, visit

"Beautifully drawn and celebrity written, with award winning poet Lorna Crozier...provid[ing] simple but rhyming text in support of Laura Watson’s illustrations. And the book is a winner, of course: who can resist baby animals? (Not me!)...Sure to delight." - January Magazine

"This story will make babies and toddlers feel loved.. As they are being read to, they learn where baby animals live...Could be read to a boy or a girl as the gender of the baby is obscured...A good choice for a bedtime story." - Resource Links

"An adorable introduction to a wide variety of animal babies and where they live...This book is sure to delight babies and toddlers as they recognize beloved animals and are exposed to new favourites. This is the perfect story to be read and reread as you travel around the world seeing the smallest examples of all the species and always ending with a warm message of love for the baby right in front of you. As if the simple, rhyming couplets in the text weren't cute enough, Laura Watson's big, bright, and colourful illustrations will melt readers' hearts...Board books are one of the first introductions a child has to books, and So Many Babies does the job of offering page after page of visually stimulating images. It's a book worth holding and contemplating (and chewing) for hours...Highly Recommended." - CM Magazine

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