Small Wonders: Baby Animals of the Canadian Wild (Canadian Graphic Kids Series)
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Small Wonders: Baby Animals of the Canadian Wild (Canadian Graphic Kids Series)

by Marilyn Baillie, Romi Caron
     
 

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.

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
North America is home to all kinds of animals and in this slim volume, young readers are invited to meet some of the babies who share our land, sea and air. The moose, polar bear, bison, loon, cougar, and harp seal are just a few of the fourteen animals featured on two-page spreads. On the first page, readers will learn where the animals live and, perhaps, a bit about their daily activities; on the second page, anthropomorphized babies tell about themselves. "I'm a brave little owl chick!" brags the snowy owlet. "I don't mind the icy cold, since I hatched far in the frozen north." Double-page illustrations show baby animals with their families in natural surroundings. Unfortunately the most interesting and informative part of the book is the last page with its "Have You Ever Wondered?" list of questions and answers about each animal. "Have you ever wondered how WOLF PUPS know who's the pack leader?" "Have you ever wondered? how polar bears stay warm?" With so many baby animal books to choose from, this book may not be a first choice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781897066720
Publisher:
Owlkids Books
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Canadian Graphic Kids Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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