Close to You (Hardcover)

How Animals Bond

By Kimiko Kajikawa

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805081237, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 18, 2008

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Parents and their young have unique ways of bonding, especially in the animal kingdom. A baby kangaroo nestles in its mother's pouch, while a mama alligator carries her baby gently in her mouth. Polar bears cuddle, and penguin parents take turns warming their chicks in the Antarctic winter. Just like people, animals kiss, rub noses, and snuggle.

Through endearing pictures and a lyrical text, Kimiko Kajikawa explores the parent-child bonds of animals large and small.

About the Author

KIMIKO KAJIKAWA is the author of several award-winning books for young readers, including "Sweet Dreams: How Animals Sleep." A high-school librarian, she lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

Praise For Close to You: How Animals Bond

"Kajikawa captures animals both wild and domestic asleep in their natural habitats. . . . Thoughtfully conveived, attractively executed . . . this book goes beyond standard bedtime fare."--Publishers Weekly