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Hey, Daddy!: Animal Fathers and Their Babies

Mary Batten

Nominee:Young Hoosier Book Award -Picture Book (2006)
In the animal kingdom, mommies are often solely responsible for the upbringing of their young. But daddies can, and do, help in a variety of surprising ways.
In this natural science book for children, award-winning writer Mary Batten offers a fascinating and entertaining look at paternal behavior in the animal world. From birds and amphibians to small mammals and primates, numerous examples of males caring for their young are presented in accurate and clear language. Factual information on animal development and behavior is provided throughout the text.
Illustrator Higgins Bond's realistic and detailed illustrations accurately depict the animal families in their natural habitats, and warmly bring to life the animal daddies interacting with their babies.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: Sep 1st, 2002
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.72in - 10.72in - 0.49in - 0.91lb
  • EAN: 9781561452729
  • Recommended age: 06-09
  • Categories: Animals - General

About the Author

Batten, Mary: - Mary Batten, an award-winning writer for television, film and publishing, was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the Children's Television Workshop's science series 3-2-1 Contact and has written more than fifty nature documentaries for television, including the syndicated series Wild Wild World of Animals. She lives in Virginia.
Bond, Higgins: - Higgins Bond received a BFA from the Memphis College of Art and has illustrated many books for children. She lives in Tennessee.

Praise for this book

"Bond's realistic watercolor paintings nicely reflect the text and do an excellent job of showing a loving relationship between the animal dads and their young against a backdrop that shows their natural habitat... a lovely book"
"A good deal of information in an attractive format...a welcome addition to most libraries."