MAMA'S WILD CHILD/PAPA'S WILD CHILD

Book Title: MAMA'S WILD CHILD/PAPA'S WILD CHILD
Illustrator: Nora Hilb
Category: Children's
Audience: Ages 2 and up
PageNumber: 32 pages
ISBN: 978-1570917493
Price: $8.00
CopyrightDate: 2010

Reviews

PreSchool-Grade 2–In this Flip-me-over Book, a human mother and father each tell a child how various animals–whales, penguins, etc.–care for their young. If I were your chimpanzee mama and you were my chimp....I would build us a sleeping platform so we could rock-a-bye in the treetops.... Each spread includes additional information in small type explaining the particular behavior: Each day a chimp mother builds a fresh bed of leaves for herself and her baby. Both stories conclude with the adult tucking the youngster in bed with a kiss. The calm, sweet language is embellished by Hilbs illustrations done in ink and pencil on watercolor paper. The book has an attractive layout–enough realistic detail in the pictures, but not so much as to be busy. The many features of this title work together quite nicely.–Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA

Roxanne Burg
Orange County Public Library, CA