Animal Teachers (Hardcover)

By Janet Halfmann, Katy Hudson (Illustrator)

Blue Apple Books, 9781609053918, 36pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2014

List Price: 17.99*
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Description

An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2014 Gold Seal Best Book Award Winner

How Do Animals Learn To Swim, Fish, Box, Or Build?

In the forest, in the pond, in caves, prairies, and jungles, in all the world's outdoor "classrooms," baby animals are...learning They are taking lessons on how to be an expert swimmer, alarm-sounder, racer-chaser, or hide-and-seeker. They don't have books, or desks, or computers. But they do have teachers

With clear, graceful prose and striking illustrations, Animal Teachers showcases the teacher-student dynamic between adult and young animals as they are taught crucial skills needed to handle daily challenges.

An entertaining combination of science and storytelling, this instructive title presents skills that a dozen different young animals have to learn.

Will the animals earn an "A" for their efforts? No But a banana or a good hiding place might be even better


About the Author

Janet Halfmann: Janet Halfmann is an award-winning children's book author who grew up on a Michigan farm and later became a journalist before forging a career in books for kids. She created coloring and activity books for Golden Books, and her books on animals and nature can be found in the Smithsonian and have informed and inspired many a budding entomologist, future farmer, aspiring veterinarian, etc. Katy Hudson: Katy Hudson was raised in Middlesbrough, England and started her illustration career as a small child drawing on the walls around her house. Her parents quickly provided a pad of paper to encourage her creativity and dissuade her from that medium. Katy later added paints and ink to her artistic repetoire, studied illustration and graphic communication, and received a BA with Honors from Bath Spa University. She has since illustrated greeting cards, wedding invitations, editorial pieces and children's books.