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Carry Me!

Animal Babies on the Move

Susan Stockdale


List Price: 15.95*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/4/2008)


All around the world, animal parents transport their young in a variety of ways, some familiar and others surprising and fascinating. How did your parents carry you? In their mouth? Probably not! But that's how the African Cichlid fish carries its babies.

From kangaroos with joeys in their pouches in the Australian Outback to penguin chicks perched on their parents' feet in the frozen Antarctic, a range of animal families from around the world is shown in their natural habitats. Whether on their parents' backs or in their pouches, under their wings or on their feet, animal babies feel safe and sound as they are carried from place to place. The story ends on a reassuring note with a human baby snuggled in her mother's arms.

Parents and children will want to cuddle close together as they read this informative and soothing text and enjoy the bright, colorful pictures of acclaimed author-illustrator Susan Stockdale.

Praise For Carry Me!: Animal Babies on the Move

"The facts of zoology are both exciting and cuddly in this science picture book with clear, bright acrylic illustrations. . . A bibliography will lead to more fun reading about animals. The focus on movement as well as the physical immediacy in words and pictures make this a good choice to introduce science to the very young."—Booklist

"A beautifully sweet look at how babies are carried, from insects and birds, to mammals and fish, and ultimately to how your own mother carried you. . . The illustrations are perfect for young readers. Featuring simple lines and vibrant colors, they complement the text by focusing on the interaction between the parent and child. Sure to become a calm and soothing bedtime favorite."—Kirkus Reviews

Peachtree, 9781561453283, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2005

About the Author

Susan Stockdale began her art career as a textile designer for the apparel industry, providing her an opportunity to express her love of pattern and color. Today, pattern and color remain central to her work as the author and illustrator of critically acclaimed picture books that celebrate nature. Her books have won a variety of awards including the ALSC Notable Children's Book, NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12, and the Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year. Susan lives in Maryland with her husband and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences.