Perfect Picture Book Friday – Baby Animals

We made it, folks!  TGIF!

So guess what?

It turns out I have actual psychic powers!

Remember that baby horse I said could be born on April 25?

Well, just minutes after midnight (around 12:23 AM) it actually was!

Look how beautiful! – a brand new filly (and for those of you who weren’t raised in a barn, that means a girl 🙂 )

Isn’t she just the cutest thing ever???!!! 🙂

Also big, strong, healthy, and full of beans! – a regular little firecracker sure to keep us (and her mama) on our toes! 🙂

Just wanted to let you know, since I promised I would 🙂

Now then, onto my Perfect Picture Book!  In light of springtime and the new baby in our barn, I thought what better than a book about baby animals?

baby animals

Title: Baby Animals (Explore My World Series)

Written By: Marfe Ferguson Delano

Photography Editor: Lori Epstein

National Geographic Children’s Books, July 2015, nonfiction

Suitable For Ages: 3-7

Themes/Topics: baby animals, nonfiction

Opening: “Look, a baby!
Some babies snuggle on snowy sheets of ice.”

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copyright National Geographic 2015

Brief Synopsis:  A look at a day in the life of lots of baby animals – how they move, eat, bathe and sleep, what they’re called, and where they live.

Links To Resources: The book itself is a resource, full of information and gorgeous photographs; make a list of baby animals who live near you (in your yard, or a nearby park); draw a picture of a baby animal; discuss how baby people are like baby animals and how they’re different.

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copyright National Geographic 2015

Why I Like This Book: The text is simple, interesting, and informative, sure to engage young animal lovers, but it’s the photographs that really sell the book to me 🙂  What’s not to love about gorgeous pictures of adorable baby animals? 🙂

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂

For the complete list of books with resources, please visit Perfect Picture Books.

PPBF folks, please add your titles and post-specific links (and any other info you feel like filling out 🙂 ) to the form below so we can all come see what fabulous picture books you’ve chosen to share this week!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!! 🙂


12 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – Baby Animals

  1. Iza Trapani says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful filly! And I just love the bear cub on his mama’s back! Have a great weekend, Susanna!

  2. Barbara Gruener says:

    I love that you got pictures of this newborn filly; the pictures snapped a childhood memory for me of when my little foal was born. There was just nothing like riding that mom with the curiously feisty foal trailing behind then running to catch up with us. Enjoy every minute of that little princess; what a joy!

  3. ptnozell says:

    Congrats to you & the proud Mama! And a perfect picture book choice to welcome your new little girl. I’m featuring a poetic pup today – guess it’s a perfect day for animal stories!

  4. authorlaurablog says:

    Congratulations on your new baby! In the novel I’m writing (going to tackle a full revision soon) one of the inciting incidents is the difficult birth of a horse. Mother and child end up fine but the vet and his assistant have an unfortunate one night stand in their exhaustion.
    I love the baby animal book! So sweet!

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