Mommies and Their Babies (Board Books)

By Guido Van Genechten

Clavis Publishing, 9781605371092, 20pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2012



Animal mothers and babies--rendered in black, white, and chalky grays--are placed against b&w backgrounds, creating an eye-catching high-contrast effect. Straightforward, lower-case phrases introduce each animal pair: "the penguin mommy with her baby chick... the sheep mommy with her baby lamb." Dutch illustrator Van Genechten incorporates textural details--the elephants' skin looks rough and crinkly, turtle shells have a loose checkerboard pattern--creating a design that is sophisticated but fun.

About the Author

Guido van Genechten is an illustrator and the author of several bestselling children's books, including "Because I Love You So Much, The Big Baby Book, The Big Potty Book, The Big Sleep Book, Little Kangaroo, "and "No Ghost Under My Bed." He is the winner