By Mary Barrett
Baby on Board – How Animals Carry Their Young
By Marianne Berkes
Published by Dawn Publications, 12402 Bitney Springs Road, Nevada City, California 95959
32 pages, paperback, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-593-6
As a baby, how were you carried from place to place? The answer is very carefully! The same is true for animals and their offspring. They are tucked in pouches, gripped in teeth, propped on backs or underneath. A baby sea otter lives on her mother’s back. A baby kangaroo in carried in a comfy pouch. A baby chimpanzee sleeps in a tree nest. Baby alligators get carried about between powerful toothy jaws. Papa emperor penguin bears the brunt of the Antarctic winter while hatching his chick on top of his feet.
Marianne Berkes has spent much of her life as a teacher, children’s theater director, and children’s librarian.
There’s a Bug on My Book!
By John Himmelman
32 pages, paperback, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-588-2
Take this book outside to a nice grassy sport and you will soon see bugs on your book. Some of the creatures have wings to fly. Many have six kegs, others have more. Some bugs jump tremendous distances, like the grasshopper. Some hang in the air by their own thread like the spider. Some wiggle, like the worm.
John Himmelman is a naturalist and author/illustrator of many books for children and adults.
Wonderful Nature, Wonderful You
By Karin Ireland
32 pages, paperback, $8.95, ISBN 978-1-58469-583-7
This book is the 20th Anniversary edition of Wonderful Nature, Wonderful You. It shows how nature meets challenges wonderfully well and at its own pave. This book was originally published in 1996 and was a long-time favorite of parents and teachers. It has a gentle message that encourages children to do and be our best.
Karin Ireland is the author of a wide range of books, from biographies, to fiction, to self-help titles.
These books can be found at your local bookstore, by writing to the publisher at the above address, by using the website www.dawnpub.com, by calling 800-545-7475 or by checking your local library.