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Monday 13 July 2020

Review: The Daddy Animal Book

The Daddy Animal Book is the partner to The Mummy Animal Book, released earlier this year. The depiction of father and baby penguin on the light blue and teal cover, introduces the colourful contents.

Design and layout are identical to The Mummy Animal Book with the left page defining what the daddy animal is called and beneath, what the baby animal is called.

A daddy polar bear a called a boar.

A baby polar bear is called a cub.

Interesting factual information on each animal follows in brief.  A boar can be as heavy as a car but its cubs are born no heavier than a jar of honey.

The right page shows the daddy with the little ones in fine line illustrations. Each double spread is individually presented in full colour with eye-catching images. The naming text matches a specific shade used in the illustrations.  Tender pictures of baby animals with their dads encourage discovery at the turn of a page.

The book is produced in a compact format to match the content and is ideal for little hands and children’s bookshelves. It can be delved into at any time, at any place.

Highly educational and informative for adults as well as children, Jennifer Cossins creates books for inquiring minds that improve language and literacy. She focuses on resuscitating valuable infrequently used words and showcasing them in a unique way. This is reflected in all her publications.

Dedicated to nature, animals and all living things, Tasmanian-born and bred Cossins, is a CBCA award-winning artist and writer whose creativity extends to homeware design, textiles and stationery.

Other books by Jennifer Cossins are 101 Collective Nouns, A-Z of Endangered animals, A-Z of Australian Animals, and amongst others, A Flamboyance of Flamingos. Her newest offering, The Ultimate Animal Alphabet Book, with over 400 species of animals and facts about them, will be released in early November.

Title: The Daddy Animal Book
Author/Illustrator: Jennifer Cossins
Publisher: Hachette, $9.99
Publication Date: 30 June 2020
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780734419873
For ages: 4+
Type: Non Fiction