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Child [Hardcover]

Desmond Morris
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4 Oct 2010
"Child" explores the world of young children aged from 2 to 5 as they emerge from toddlerdom and start out on the long road to independence. These early years are a time when their capacity for learning and sheer exuberance for life are unparalleled and this insightful guide contains a wealth of information about all aspects of development. Age-by-stage profiles describe growth patterns, social and emotional behavior, physical and cognitive skills. Gestures and body language are interpreted to guide the reader to a better understanding of personality and what young children are thinking and feeling. Enchanting photographs capture typical actions and reactions to everyday experiences.

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  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn (4 Oct 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 060061994X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600619949
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 23.9 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 463,181 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Desmond Morris is an internationally renowned zoologist, writer and broadcaster. He is the author of many best-selling books on human and animal behaviour, including People Watching, Naked Ape and Babywatching. His most recent book Baby (published by Hamlyn in 2008) has appeared in 28 languages worldwide.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Content - Bad Print! 21 July 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a lovely book. The info is interesting with just enough 'research type' stuff to make it credible without being too dry; photos are sweet without being too sentimental and it is a nice size with a dust jacket. The book looks expensive.

Sadly, someone somewhere took the decision to print it in light grey type, on white shiny paper. It's very hard on the eyes. I have excellent vision. This strained my eyes and I didn't enjoy the book as much because of the type colour.

That was annoying. The pleasure of admiring the 'artiness' of the book was soon over. Form over function I'm afraid.

I want to send it back for a refund, but that doesn't seem entirely fair as I have made an attempt to read it. Having said that, had I flicked through the pages in a bookshop, I wouldn't have taken this to the till because of the faint type.

Also, just for the record - I'm not in Texas, I'm in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England!
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By Lisbet
This is a cracking good book! You will find loads of information about how your child progresses from 2 to 5 years of age. It's a very well laid out book and easy to read. (A must for busy parents who might get disheartened with weightier tomes)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book 19 Jun 2013
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I've always liked Desmond Morris' books, and this one was quite a pleasant surprise. It's a beautiful coffee table book, with tons of interesting information, and well-made pull outs. I suggest this book as a gift to someone who's got a kid on the way, or already has a baby about to reach those exciting toddler years. As a former kindergarten teacher, it was a fun read that also made sense of some of the interesting behaviors of that age.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Parents and science collections alike will find this illustrated, clear coverage a winner! 14 Feb 2011
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
CHILD: HOW CHILDREN THINK, LEARN AND GROW IN THE EARLY YEARS covers all the basics of children and their growth, from the effect birth order holds on a child's personality to why and how kids grow. Desmond Morris traces keys to a child's physical and emotional growth in a fine text that explains what shapes a child's personality. Parents and science collections alike will find this illustrated, clear coverage a winner!
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