Animals (Happy Baby Series)
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Animals (Happy Baby Series)

by Roger Priddy

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Happy Baby: Animals

'Soft-to-touch' with simple clear images labelled to increase your child's vocabulary--truly a first book for your baby.


Happy Baby: Animals

'Soft-to-touch' with simple clear images labelled to increase your child's vocabulary--truly a first book for your baby.

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Children's Literature
In this board book, each spread is devoted to an assemblage of animals such as pets, those found in the barnyard, zoo, or in the water. Then the text suddenly switches and kids are asked to name the colors of a particular set of animals or to match up an animal with a color square. Then the book shifts again to address animal patterns, noises and, finally, relating babies to their mothers. Next there is a discussion of a variety of animal features and a challenge to guess what an animal is by looking at a part. I thought from the title that the book was going to focus on baby animals but that is not the case. Crisp photographs and lots of attractive items will appeal to young readers and provide plenty for child and caregiver to discuss, but it is for more sophisticated kids. 2001, St Martin's Press,
— Marilyn Courtot
From the Publisher

“We have enjoyed these books so much that I buy them as baby gifts for new moms. My son's vocabulary was largely built (initially) with the help of Roger Priddy's Happy Babies.” —

Product Details

St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
Happy Baby Series
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Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.02(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range:
Up to 2 Years

Meet the Author

Roger Priddy left school at 16 with just one qualification—in art. He went to Berkshire College of Art and Design and trained as an illustrator. His first job in children’s books was working with the publisher Peter Usborne, at Usborne Publishing, and then he worked with Peter Kindersley at Dorling Kindersley, where he spent 16 years. Priddy became Creative Director of DK’s Children’s Division and was Managing Director of the children’s mass market publisher Funfax when it was acquired by DK.


In 2000, he created Priddy Books with John Sargent at St Martin’s Press to create innovative and imaginative titles for children, from first books for babies through early reference titles for older children. Since then, over 30 million copies of Roger's 200 plus books have sold worldwide, with five of his books—My Big Animal, My Big Truck, Happy Baby Words, Happy Baby Colors and Puppy and Friends—each selling over one million copies. He is also the author of Big Board First 100 Words; Big Board Books Colors, ABC, Numbers; and Bright Baby Noisy Monsters. His creativity has been recognized with numerous industry awards. Priddy lives in London with his wife Zena and their four children.

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