Monday, 8 April 2013

Review: 'Carry Me! Animal Babies on the Move' by Susan Stockdale

Carry Me! Animal Babies on the Move, Susan Stockdale, 2005, Peachtree Publishers, $7.95, softbound, 28 pages. Category/Genre: reference. Cover: colourful and attractive. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million. 

This picture book by Susan Stockdale tells all the different ways animals carry their babies. From pouches (such as kangaroos use) to arms (such as European beavers use), animals have interesting and clever ways of carrying their young. 

Readers may be surprised by some of the ways animals carry their offspring; the American alligator, for instance, carries her young in her jaws -- probably the safest place for them to be! 

There are a couple of pages in the back of the book wherein Stockdale gives information on where each of the featured animals lives. 

Stockdale's signature artwork is filled with colour and detail, and is quite pleasant to look at. Kids will love seeing all the animal babies hitching a ride -- and so will adults. 

Age range: four and up. 

If you like this one, try: Stripes of All Types by Susan Stockdale. 

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