If You Were My Baby (Hardcover)

A Wildlife Lullaby

By Fran Hodgkins, Laura J. Bryant (Illustrator)

Dawn Publications (CA), 9781584690740, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (9/1/2005)

List Price: 16.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


If you are looking for a terrific snugglebook and ALSO want to introduce your young one to animals and their offspring, you have found it. Here is a love poem uniquely combined with nonfiction that explores how parentsboth human and nonhumanguide their young ones. It begins: If you were my baby squirrel, / I would welcome you to the world / In a secret nest I made just for you. The illustrations are gentle, magical, and yet in no way cartoonishsimple but visually luxurious, as the illustrator intended. The featured species are squirrel, otter, bear, opossum, deer, duck, bison, wolf, fox, beaver, skunk, mountain goat, bat, and (of course) homo sapiens. A comforting, sweetdream book for nature lovers.