Vibrant illustrations and rhyming text in Baby on Board: How Animals Carry Their Young offer readers the chance to connect with our environment by comparing it to ourselves. Children will gain knowledge about many different species of animals and their habitats by making the fun and cute comparison of how we are cared for by our parents and how each of these animals is cared for.
You know that babies are carried by grown ups, but do you know how animal parents carry their babies?
This book looks at a variety of different animals and displays how the mother and/or father carries their baby. Each page is filled with vibrant illustrations and rhyming text to describe how babies of different animals are cared for. The information brings many habitats of unusual animals to young readers, and establishes a connectedness among the world's creatures.
- Backmatter Includes:
- Explore More for Kids: photos and information about the animals in this book.
- Explore More for Teachers & Parents: STEAM connections!
About the Author
Marianne Berkes has spent much of her life as a teacher, children's theater director and children's librarian. She knows how much children enjoy "interactive" stories and is the author of many entertaining and educational picture books that make a child's learning relevant. Reading, music, theater, gardening, and cooking have been a constant in Marianne's life. Her books are inspired by her love of nature. Marianne hopes to open kids' eyes to the magic found in our natural world. She now writes full time. An energetic presenter at schools and conferences, Marianne believes that "hands on" learning is fun. Her website is www.MarianneBerkes.com.
Cathy Morrison is an award-winning illustrator who lives in Colorado, within view of both the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains. She watches the plants, the animals, and rain-all close up and personal. She began her career in animation and graphic design, but discovered her passion for children's book illustration while raising her two children. After several years illustrating with traditional media, she now works digitally, which helps the publisher adapt the art into interactive book apps.