Mommies and Their Babies

by Guido Van Genechten

Two simple board books show animal parents and their offspring, using the correct... read more

Two simple board books show animal parents and their offspring, using the correct name for the young: “snake mommy with her baby snakelet,” “crocodile daddy with his baby hatchling,” and so on. But it’s the warmth of the relationships captured in the striking black-and-white illustrations that really is the point. The illustrations’ bold shapes and shading create great visual interest for very young children, while the round eyes of the creatures in each pair gaze upon one another with affection and delight. (Ages birth – 2)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013

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