Hey, Daddy! (Hardcover)

Animal Fathers and Their Babies

By Mary Batten, Higgins Bond (Illustrator)

Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781561452729, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2002

List Price: 15.95*
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In the animal kingdom, mommies are often solely responsible for the upbringing of their young. But daddies can, and do, help in a variety of surprising ways.
In this natural science book for children, award-winning writer Mary Batten offers a fascinating and entertaining look at paternal behavior in the animal world. From birds and amphibians to small mammals and primates, numerous examples of males caring for their young are presented in accurate and clear language. Factual information on animal development and behavior is provided throughout the text.
Illustrator Higgins Bond's realistic and detailed illustrations accurately depict the animal families in their natural habitats, and warmly bring to life the animal daddies interacting with their babies.