Babies in the Bayou

Babies in the Bayou

by Jim Arnosky


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There are lots of babies in the bayou, and even though they might have sharp teeth, hard shells, webbed feet, or quick claws, their mothers still need to watch over them and protect them from harm. The babies learn how to dig, swim, and follow their alert mothers' lead. Children will fall under the bayou's spell as they learn all about this unusual and rich habitat.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142414637
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 03/18/2010
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 222,332
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Jim Arnosky is well known for his "keen observations of nature and his fine artistic talent" (School Library Journal). He has written and illustrated many children’s books. Otters Under Water was called "first-rate natural history for the youngest" by Kirkus Reviews (pointer review), and School Library Journal wrote that in it "each of his creatures exhibits a distinct individualism." Every Autumn Comes the Bear was called "vibrant, translucent and strikingly composed" by Publishers Weekly, and Booklist wrote "Arnosky's radiant pictures have a dazzling sense of pattern and composition . . . and a sense of mystery. A beautiful, imaginative, and informative approach." School Library Journal said of Rabbits & Raindrops, “Perfect for story-time or lap-time reading, this book will give children a feeling of security and contentment.”

Jim Arnosky and his family live on a twenty-acre farm in Vermont.

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Babies in the Bayou 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very simple straight forward text about all the baby animals that live in the bayou. A very simple scientific look of the bayou food chain, as well.
mrcmyoung on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
There are all kinds of babies in the bayou - aligators, racoons, turtles, ducks - and there mothers have to protect them. The text is not much to write home about, but the illustrations provide a good survey of animals that can be found in this unique ecosystem.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably one of the few, if not the only, book of the bayou I've ever seen that was written exclusively for children. It is wonderful, imaginative and informational, but it also teaches children that a mother and father, animal or human, care for their young ones.