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Mamas and Babies

Mamas and Babies

Current price: $18.99
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
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A collection of nonfiction anecdotes about the love between animal mothers and their babies.

Thirteen pairs of animal mothers and their babies are presented in this loving nonfiction picture book. From polar bears to alligators to orangutans, this unexpected and deeply tender book reflects the fierce love and natural connection between a mother and her baby. Each animal mother shows a uniquely protective characteristic, providing a snapshot of motherhood and childhood in nature that invites personal connection and reflection. The watercolor portraits mirror the soft text and bring the affection and love to life, further connecting us to our fellow animals. This is the perfect lap-time, bedtime, or snuggle-time read-aloud for mother and child.

About the Author

Christie Matheson is the author of several award-winning picture books, including Tap the Magic Tree, Touch the Brightest Star, Plant the Tiny Seed, and The Hidden Rainbow. Her books have been translated into 18 languages. Her first middle-grade novel, Shelter, was released in
October 2021. Christie lives in San Francisco with her family.

Praise for Mamas and Babies

"A sweet intro to many animal species and a winner for baby-obsessed youngsters." -- Kirkus

"A brilliant spark about motherhood." --School Library Journal