Publication Date: March 2003
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Nominated for Shining Willow Award (The Saskatchewan Young Reader's Choice Awards)
A gorgeous introduction to wildlife families that features breath-taking art full of hidden surprises for young readers.
The lively alliterative text in "Wild Babies "describes raccoon kits, otter pups, loon chicks, wolf cubs and more. Share the joy as these adorable babies learn to navigate their world of forests, mountains, or lakes. A legend helps to identify objects hidden in each painting, while detailed notes provide added information for budding naturalists.
The perfect book for summer campers, and for armchair campers too.
Margriet Ruurs is the author of many books for children, including "Wild Babies" and "A Mountain Alphabet." She has a Masters Degree in Education and has spent her adult life both writing books for children and teaching children about books. She has spent a great deal of time hiking and camping in the mountains and traveling. Margriet Ruurs has lived across North America, and now makes her home in Oregon.
Andrew Kiss came to Canada from Hungary in 1957. He grew up in Vancouver, where he taught himself how to paint. He paints wildlife and landscapes and has spent much of his life traveling the world to see his subjects in their native habitats. Andrew Kiss’ s work has been exhibited across North America and Europe.