Monday, June 6, 2016

Beastly Babies

Submitted by Ms. Sue!
Beastly Babies by Ellen Jackson and illustrated by Brendan Wenzel. Babies can be messy and whine a lot. They wail and fuss and can be naughty. Sometimes they are smooth, and sometimes they are hairy. From whales to quails or dromedary (that’s an Arabian one humped camel) they are one or many! There are tiger babies that creep, pounce, and fail when they aim for mama’s tail. A jumbo sized elephant mom might drowse and doze, but her babies ram and slap which ruins her noontime nap. Baby rhinos will grow large and they practice how to ram. Momma mouse and bird gather grass and leaves to weave, and shred leaves to make a bed or nest. Then their little ones called kits, chicks, or pups wiggle around and mess it up. Puppies slobber, gorillas can’t sit still, while baby piglets wallow, and baby ducklings do not follow. They are making mischief and having fun. But beastly babies grow up by and by. And when they are all grown, they have beastly babies of their own. See this book listed in our catalog

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