PreSchool-Grade 1?An entertaining and informative comparison of human infants and children with puppies, elephant calves, polar bear cubs, cuckoo chicks, seal pups, and many other familiar and exotic animals. The authors touch on gestation, feeding, sleeping, transportation, and cleanliness. The differences in animal development are explained in lively, informal words. The main text is printed in a traditional Roman typeface; captions for the illustrations are hand-lettered. The cartoonlike watercolors are splashed across the pages in an interesting variety of sizes and positions. The artwork is simple, amusing, energetic, and realistic. For example, a nude infant is shown lying on a very messy diaper, and another baby is shown being breast fed. The children depicted are winsome and multiethnic.?Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VACopyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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