Written by Margriet Ruurs
Illustrated by Andrew Kiss
Tundra Books, ISBN 0-88776-627-7
A gorgeous introduction to wildlife families that features breath-taking art full of hidden surprises for young readers.
The lively alliterative text in Wild Babies describes raccoon kits, otter pups, loon chicks, wolf cubs and more. Share the joy as these adorable babies learn to navigate their world of forests, mountains, or lakes. A legend helps to identify objects hidden in each painting, while detailed notes provide added information for budding naturalists.
Highly Recommended… Animal babies are enduringly fascinating to humans at almost every age. Although Wild Babies is a perfect book for pre-school and primary children, the power of its simple prose and lush paintings will ensure its appreciation by older children. Libraries serving elementary aged children will want to add this handsome and informative book to their collection. (Read full review)
– Manitoba Library Association
Libraries should make room on their shelves for this attractive title.
– School Library Journal, 2003
Wild Babies”Kiss’ paintings of baby animals are richly detailed, each painting a master of realism… Young readers are encouraged to spot the nest of robin’s eggs, the words written in the grasses. An exploration of native fauna, wildlife is described in succinct fashion.
– Globe & Mail, March 2003
Ruurs and Kiss share an appreciation of quiet beauty… This is a book for poring over on a rainy afternoon.
– Quill & Quire, Feb. 2003
Shortlisted 2004/2005 Chocolate Lily Award
Shortlisted 2004 Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice Shining Willow Awards
Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice selection
Shortlisted for the 2002 Amelia Francis Howard-Gibbon Award
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