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Sunday 1 February 2015

Review: My First Book of Baby Animals

My First Book of Baby Animals by Mike Unwin is a fun question and answer book about, you guessed it!, baby animals.

The book covers a wide range of animals from common family pets like dogs and cats, to farm animals (pigs, cows, horses) and more exotic animals like orang-utans, meerkats, emperor penguins and humpback whales.

In total, there are 20 different animals featured, each illustrated by Daniel Howard in their natural environment (the puppies and kittens are pictured in a family home).

This junior picture book/fact book is ideal for young readers who want some information with their pictures of cute baby animals. Readers will learn that it takes only 50 days for barn owl chicks to grow big enough to be able to fly away from their home, that newborn kangaroos are no bigger than your thumb, that a hippo has big teeth to help it scare away crocodiles and much more.

My First Book of Baby Animals is a good introduction to animal families for children who enjoy reading non-fiction books and want to learn more about their world.

Title: My First Book of Baby Animals
Author: Mike Unwin
Illustrator: Daniel Howarth
Publisher: A&C Black Childrens & Education, $15.99 RRP
Publication Date: March 2014
Format: Hardcover (with dust jacket)
ISBN: 9781408194645
For ages: 5 - 7
Type: Junior Non-Fiction