Synopses & Reviews
The first day of life is different for every animal. Human newborns donand#8217;t do much at all, but some animals hit the ground running. The Caldecott Honorand#8211;winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page apply their considerable talents to revealing howand#160;twenty twoand#160;different species, from the emperor penguin to the Siberian tiger, adapt to that traumatic first few hours of life, with or without parental help. Jenkinsand#8217;s vividly colorful cut-paper illustrations are eye-poppingly three-dimensional and as exquisite as ever. While the text is short and sweet, an illustrated guide provides descriptions of theand#160;twenty twoand#160;animals in the back. Fantastic!
"If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then these stunning photographs starring precious animal tykes may be priceless. The range of real-life infants featured is extraordinary in its breadth, covering such unusual zoo or aquarium residents as the crowned sifaka and the tawny frogmouth. The captivating, clear photographs pose every cub, kit and so on at its most adorable."--Kirkus Reviews
"The engaging up-close-and-personal photos will draw children into the book, and the text and extras provide good factual material to satisfy curious readers."--School Library Journal
"Agonizingly adorable photographs of newborn animals steal the spotlight in this introduction to a baby fox, hyena, tiger, mongoose, and more.."--Publishers Weekly
"Animal Babies Make Conservation Cute."--The New York Times
"ZooBorns pulls off the difficult task of being cute and interesting for people of all ages while also being informative. Many books seek this lofty goal but most fail."--Seattle Post Intelligencer
and#8220;These are hands down the cutest books ever to grace my shelf. For those who need a surge of oxytocin, itand#8217;s impossible to pick up either one without smiling ear to ear.and#8221; andlt;BRandgt; --DiscoverMagazine.com
"Page after page of baby tigers, otters, penguins, and apes so overbearingly adorable it hurts just to look at them.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; --DailyCandy.com
and#8220;andlt;iandgt;Zoobornsandlt;/iandgt; pulls off the difficult task of being cute and interesting for people of all ages while also being informative.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; --BlogCritics.com
and#8220;The bookand#8217;s 150 pages is barely enough to contain the sickening cuteness of dozens of snuggly young animals. . . a book rich in both content and visually stunning photography.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; --DeepSeaNews.com
"Fun and very educational."
"[A] handsome examination of child-rearing across the animal kingdom."
"Jenkins and Page's simple text effectively highlights the differing degrees of independence of a variety of species' young."
"Jenkins and Page find yet another inviting way to connect young human readers and listeners to creatures who share their world . . . Appealing to a wide age range, this is another crowd pleaser."
"The striking depictions of mother and child set against full-bleed colored backgrounds or clean white space should make for many return readings."
and#8212;School Library Journal, starred review
"The style would work as an easy read as well as a readaloud."
and#8212;The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Jenkins's masterly paper collages achieve their usual high standards of zoological accuracy and beauty. The text is shrewdly written in the first-person voice of each baby animal, mingling personality with scientific fact."
and#8212;New York Times Online
"[O'Connell's] accounts of elephant growth, social behavior, and environmental and human challenges are both detailed enough to satisfy demanding young naturalists and easy for younger readers to understand."
"Oand#8217;Connelland#8217;s account of baby Lizaand#8217;s development is straightforward and unsentimental yet filled with detailed and fascinating scientific information about the lifelong ties among elephants that will resonate with readersand#8217; own feelings about family."
and#8212;Horn Book Magazine
"Nicely illustrated with photographs, this book invites children to observe a family of elephants in the Namibian scrub desert over a period of months...A valuable addition to library collections on elephants."
"This is a beautiful story told with care and compassion. It is obvious that the author has great respect for these animals and hopes to inspire the same feeling in her readers."
and#8212;School Library Journal
"A solid and useful introduction to basic facts of African elephant life for elementary-aged readers"
ZooBorns features the newest and cutest exotic animal babies from accredited zoos and aquariums around the world.
From aardvarks to zebras, andlt;Iandgt;ZooBorns andlt;/Iandgt;showcases the newest and cutest animal babies from accredited zoos and aquariums around the world. Featuring fascinating animal facts and background stories on each pictured baby, andlt;Iandgt;ZooBorns andlt;/Iandgt;illustrates the connections between zoo births and conservation initiatives in the wild for animal lovers of all ages.
ZooBorns showcases the newest and cutest animal babies from accredited zoos and aquariums around the world. With interesting animal facts and background stories on the featured babies, ZooBorns illustrates the connections between zoo births and conservation initiatives in the wild.
What did you do on the day you were born? This book looks at what a variety of creatures can accomplish within 24 hours of being born.
With rare, stunning in-the-field photographs, this nonfiction photo essay brings young children to the Africa scrub desert to witness a baby elephant surviving in the wild.
Last summer, the Sibert Honorand#8211;winning duo Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell witnessed the birthand#8212;and growthand#8212;of a baby elephant. In this intimate account for preschool through elementary readers, find answers to questions such as: What doand#160;newborn elephants look like? How big are they? What threatens them in the wild? Do they bully each other? Are they stalked by lions? What happens if they don't get enough food or water? Are they at risk of extinction?
With irresistible photographs and a text that places the reader in the wonder of the savannah, this is a book to treasure for all animal lovers.
About the Author
Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?
His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.
Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins, and their three children. Along with writing and illustrating childrenand#8217;s books, Steve and Robin run a graphic design studio.