Baby Animals Playing

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 20 Dec 2017

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I'm probably a little biased because I personally loved this book. Is "too cute!" too bad of a term for a grown woman to use in describing her personal opinion of this book? Because that's the best I can do. Aside from that, I loved this book to show my child and incorporate it into his schooling. He loved the photos the most, of course, because he couldn't read the book on his own. However, as far as it being a read-along, the text is just as engaging as the photography for a child. We had fun reading this book many times, discussing various animals with their moms and/or siblings, and creating fun little exercises to coordinate for ourselves that sort of matched...

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This was a very cute and interesting book that I think young animal lovers will enjoy.  The pictures were very clear and I completely envy the photographer in her adventures with these adorable and precious animals.  3.5 stars, rounded up to 4, as the young me was squee-ing for all she was worth.  #softspotforbabyanimals.  

My thanks to NetGalley and Owlkids Books for an eARC copy of this to read and review.
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Suzi Eszterhas has created a book that is both visually stimulating and educational for children of all ages! This non-fiction text introduces students to a variety of baby animals from the well known, like raccoons and chimpanzees, to the more unique like the capybara and jackal. She shares interesting facts about WHY the animals play and how it factors into their adult lives. The short authors note at the end is still easily accessible by students and the "bonus" photographs and facts at the end are also fun for kids and adults alike! I especially liked that she points out that she would not touch the wild animals without special permission and experts, as that is something...

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Wildlife photographer and advocate Suzi Eszterhaus put together one of the cutest books ever. It's all right in the title: Baby. Animals. Playing. Who wouldn't squeal at just the expectation of what's to come? Full-color photos of baby animals (and their parents) at play will make anyone fall in love, instantly. Brief nonfiction text gives some background information on how Momma bears teach their cubs to fish for salmon, or how jackal pups fight over who gets to play with a ball of elephant poop. Which will, doubtless, be most kids' favorite part of this book (it was for my 5 year-old). Eszterhas invites readers to connect with animals and nature by looking at photos...

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It was fantastic to see baby animals in their dwelling place with wonderful pictures.......
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This was an adorable read to share with my daughter.  It flowed well with our current studies of animals and their habitats.  We read about the baby animal, then I lead her into a discussion on where that animal would live.  It read best on our kindle fire, because it was filled with gorgeous full color photographs that captivated her.  A short read, but one that she keeps pulling out to flip through the pages and occasionally make up her own stories about the animals she sees.
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The world is awful, so why not take a break and look at some adorable baby animals being adorable? Baby Animals Playing delivers exactly what it promises and it's exactly what you need right now. Perfect for young kids and jaded adults alike. Because some days, we all just need to some some baby animals playing.
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