Cute toddler book. A child and his mother take a walk around a pond and try to identify baby animals on the way A guessing type book whose baby is this with some that young children will likely recognize the baby deer and turtle and others that will be new like the fluffy loon love the picture of the baby riding on mom s back Simple text and bright collage illustrations make it a good choice for a toddlers and twos. Pond Babies Is A Book For Very Young Children It Helps Kids In Their Exploration Of The Natural World As They Discover The Creatures That Live Around The Pond Vibrant Cut Paper Collage In Cathryn Falwell S Signature Style, Along With A Humorous Bit Of Self Discovery At The End, Make This The Perfect Book To Share With The Very Young The Simple, Appealing Story Also Makes It A Great Choice For Early Readers Got this book at one of my daughter s check ups It s a pretty simple book, aimed at getting toddlers to engage with the natural world around them The basic concept is to show a baby animal with a short description and then to ask whose baby it is When you turn the page, you discover the answer It s good for toddlers, because it invites them to try to answer the question My daughter will enthusiastically offer guesses some of which are right and some of which are not I like the illustrations for the most part They ve got a softness to them that seems inviting to young children But at the same time, they have a certain realism, as well Distinctive features of each animal are easy to see My only real complaint was that I found the faces on the humans a little creepy Something about the way they were stylized seemed different to me than the animals. This is a great picture book to use for NatureConnect Programs The Children s Librarian at the library I worked at made a story walk using this book concept It was wonderful It shows how to Go outside and play and explore using your five senses. A perfect book for toddlers with the delightful collage illustrations, the Q and A format asking Whose baby is this and the final two page spread inviting kids to move like the animals in the book i.e wiggle like a tadpole, hide like a turtle hatchling. Could be used for a Toddler Time about baby animals, ducks, frogs or pond life. A young boy and his mama find different babies at the pond duck, turtle, frog, deer, and loon. Gorgeous illustrations, easy to understand, easy for the child to point to the animal and try to identify Yet another of Cathryn Falwell s wonderful paper collage illustrated nature books In some ways, this covers the same ground as Scoot and Turtle Splash Countdown at the Pond but also addresses the popular notion of animal babies The refrain is Whose baby is that and on the next page the baby is shown with an adult of the species Falwell does not make the mistake of posing the babies of animals that don t do maternal care interacting with the mothers, but does do so with maternal animals such as the baby loon sitting on its mother s back It was a little young for my six year old, but we both enjoyed it For age 2.5 4 Consider pairing it with Flip, Flap, Fly A Book for Babies Everywhere
Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Pond Babies book, this is one of the most wanted Cathryn Falwell author readers around the world.
- 28 pages
- Pond Babies
- Cathryn Falwell
- 02 October 2019 Cathryn Falwell