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Tough Beginnings: How Baby Animals Survive

by Marilyn Singer

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I thought this book was so cute. The main message is to give children information about how and where different animals are born and grow up. I like how the text is incorporated into the pictures. If the information is about a baby whale, then the rectangle that the text is on also looks like it is in the water. On another page, the opossums are hanging onto the text in the box. This makes the page fun to look at, and also keeps the children interested. The other thing I like about this book is the pictures. They are very detailed cartoon drawings, and they not only show the animal they are describing, but also their habitat that they live in. For example, the Komodo dragons are shown surrounded by trees, whereas the turtles are shown on the beach. This gives the reader a feeling that they are actually in the setting with the animal, which makes the book much more enjoyable to read. Lastly, I like how at the end the author compares all the baby animals lives to a baby humans life, and states that "we humans really have it easy". ( )
  jperro2 | Feb 27, 2014 |
A book about different types of animals and how tough the beginning of their lives are. This book explains that many baby animals do not make it to adult hood and it explains why. It tell us how hard it really is to be an animal. Us, humans have it very easy as babies compared to animals. This would be a good book to read to children about different animals and how they are born. It's good to explain to them how their mom and dad's have to take care of them when they are little. ( )
  PaigeCostella | Sep 21, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805061649, Hardcover)

An entertaining and informative look at the tough beginnings some baby animals must face in their first moments of life.

"It's tough to begin on the beaches,it's tough to begin in the seas,it's hard to hang on to your mother,it's hard to jump out of the trees . . ."

When human babies are born, their parents care for them until they're old enough to live on their own. Other babies have to grow up a whole lot faster.

A baby giraffe must stand within an hour of being born, or its mother will abandon it. A baby sea turtle needs to race from the sand to the safety of the sea moments after it hatches. These are just a few of the amazing survival stories you'll find in this book.

So if you ever thought baby animals had it easy, step into their world and take a look at some really tough beginnings.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:14 -0400)

Presents information about some of the difficulties faced by different baby animals as they grow to adulthood.

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