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Animal babies in grasslands
Schofield, Jennifer.
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Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Kingfisher, [2004]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
A simple introduction to the baby and adult animals that live in grassland areas.
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QL115.3 .S36 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Animal Babies in Grasslands shows mammals living in this lush and green habitat. From inquisitive prairie dogs to big-eared elephants, the charming images and clear text will engage children's interest immediately.

Author Notes

Kingfisher is an award-winning publisher of non-fiction and fiction for children of all ages. Known around the world for its informative and engaging reference and early learning books, Kingfisher also receives widespread acclaim for its classic anthologies for five- to fourteen-year-olds and original picture books for very young children.

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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Jennifer Schofield's Animal Babies in Ponds and Rivers0 . PreS-K. These two Animal Babies titles showcase wildlife photography of a quality not often found in books for preschoolers. Covering seven animals from each featured habitat, the books pair portraits of the winsome baby animals with information styled as first-person commentary ("When I feel hungry, I plunge my head under water and look for food") and a question ("Who is my mommy?"). The next spread answers the question both verbally ("My mommy is a duck, and I am a duckling) and visually (a large image of mommy and baby together). Initially the question-and-answer setup feels a little forced, but kids will quickly get the idea; soon they'll be identifying the more exotic creatures (meerkats, capybaras) and shouting out the technical terms for the animals' young (cygnet, joey0 ). The curiously shifting type size is distracting, and at times the text is imprecise, but the captivating photos and child-friendly format make this a sound choice for an armchair trip to the zoo. --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2004 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Four Animal Babies titles feature close-up photos of the different offspring in the wild along with a couple of clues, then ask the question, "Who is my mommy?" Turning the page, readers get the photographic answer as well as a bit of information about the lives and habits of the creatures shown. One example in Animal Babies in Polar Lands shows a close-up with this clue "I have flippers instead of legs. They help me swim very quickly in cold water" a flip of the page reveals a seal. The other titles: Animal Babies in Rain Forests; Animal Babies in Grasslands; and Animal Babies in Ponds and Rivers. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved