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Illustrator: Sue Camm

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Publisher: Brimax, an Imprint of Octopus Publishing Group Ltd.

Material: board book

Summary: Five baby animals are very busy exploring their worlds: running and hopping in the meadow, swimming in the pond, searching for a bone and building a nest. In 4-page vignettes, little readers learn about baby animals by their names and their natural environments.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 3; read yourself: 4 to 6

Interest Level: 1 to 4

Age of Child: Started reading with a child 9 months old.

Young Reader Reaction: It took a handful of readings to get our toddler interested in this one. Once she caught on, she'd call out one of the animal's names and want to go to their story.

Adult Reader Reaction: A nice change for an animal book. Each animal has a name (Lucy the Lamb) and you read (in very general terms) about how they live in their world. With the exception of Pete the Puppy, all of the other stories take place outside.

Pros: A very sturdy board book with soft, pastel illustrations. The stories are short and sweet.

Cons: None. It just never became a must read.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. It's not your usual animal story, which makes it nice, but there are better.

If You Liked This Book, Try: HOW MANY ANIMALS? My First Golden Board Book   I SPY AT THE ZOO   ZOO BABIES

Educational Themes: You can use this book to teach the names of some baby animals (lamb/sheep). The individual descriptions in each story are valuable for explaining animal habitats.

Literary Categories: Fiction - animal characters, picture book

Date(s) Reviewed: February 2004

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