Kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, sugar gliders, and opossums are just a few of the marsupial babies introduced in this book. Children will learn that marsupial babies are born earlier than other baby mammals are and continue to grow and nurse inside their mothers pouches. They will love the pictures of these cute animals peeking out at the world around them. The book introduces life cycles, bodies, the foods these animals eat, how they move, and where on Earth they live.
Baby animals are endangered for many of the same reasons as adult animals, but not always. Some animals, such as pandas, have only one baby, so not enough babies are born to replace the adult animals that die. Cheetah babies are eaten by lions when their mothers leave them to hunt for food. Many polar bear cubs are starving because the ice in the Arctic is melting, and their mothers cannot find enough food for them on land. When poachers kill elephants and rhinos, the calves are often left behind to die. Baby orangutans are captured as pets, and many die during transport. Amazing pictures of baby animals will make students feel more motivated to learn about endangered animals and how to help them.
Baby animals must know how to stay alive. The most important things every baby needs to know is how to find food and how to avoid predators. Some baby animals know these things by instinct, and others stay with their mothers until they can survive on their own. Baby birds learn how to fly, baby cats and bears learn how to climb trees, and turtle hatchlings cross dangerous beaches to reach their ocean home. Baby predators wrestle and fight each other as a way of learning to hunt, and some baby ducks and swans ride on their mothers backs until they are ready to swim on their own. This fun book provides a good lead-in for discussing what children need to know and learn, such as ways to stay healthy and safe.
Children will love learning about these adorable candid carnivores. This book introduces dogs in the wild: how they are born, what makes them mammals, and how their mothers care for them and teach them how to hunt. Wild pups include wolves, foxes, dingoes, jackals, coyotes, and dholes.
Children will love reading about different breeds of rabbits and how they raise their babies. This captivating introduction features wonderful photographs of both wild and pet rabbits as well as facts about their bodies, where they live, and how they change as they grow.
Children will be delighted by the beautiful photographs of the amazing variety of species of foxes. Easy-to-understand text explains where foxes live and how babies are born and raised. Young readers will also learn why large ears on a fox can help beat the heat or help some locate insects to eat, and how brown fur in the summer and white fur in the winter helps protect some from predators.
Young children will love this introduction to the tallest land animal in the world! Simple text and captivating photos feature calves, or babies, being cared for by their mothers and learning how to survive in woodlands and on savannas. Children will also learn about the parts of the giraffes body, from its extraordinary neck and spotted coat to its long blue tongue!