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Wonderwise: The World Is Full Of Babies: A book about human and animal babies [Paperback]

Mick Manning , Brita Granstrom
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25 Mar 2004 Wonderwise (Book 38)
This book looks at different types of babies - including polar bear cubs, baby bats, piglets, and humans - and how they grow and develop.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Franklin Watts; New Ed edition (25 Mar 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749656891
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749656898
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 20.1 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 625,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mick Manning has been writing and illustrating non-fiction picture books for twenty years, often sharing the illustration with his partner, the illustrator Brita Granström. Their book awards include: The Smarties Silver Award and The English Association Award (which they have won four times: 2000, 2005, 2008 and most recently in 2011 with Taff in the WAAF, the follow-up to their much loved Tail-End Charlie.) They have been nominated for the ALMA prize in both 2013 and 2014 and their most recent books include: The Beatles, Charlie's War Illustrated and Secrets of Stonehenge.

'Mick Manning and Brita Granström's approach to non-fiction for younger children has revolutionised our bookshelves.' The Scotsman

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This is a truly delightful book which looks at babies everywhere and how they grow and develop. Starting with a human egg (but no reference to how it was fertilised), comparisons and likenesses with various other eggs are made. Many other species are introduced to help a child discover about growth and development--how babies cry, how they suckle, how they explore, how they sleep, and so on. This is all done by using the familiar, such as humans, cats, dogs, and then introducing the unknown or not so familiar, such as polar bears, adders and otters. In doing so, it reveals that while babies are alike in many ways, they are also very different.

The text is clear, concise, informative and thought provoking--did you know that a rat could have 20 babies every six weeks?--and the illustrations are appealing, simple and vibrant, especially those showing how babies are carried--a human in a baby rucksack, a kangaroo in a pouch, a baby lemur on its mother's back, a baby crocodile riding between mum's big teeth!

This book will appeal to quite a wide age range. The young will enjoy having it read to them, and the older ones will enjoy reading it themselves. (There is a list of useful words with simple explanations included to make this easier.) All this clearly illustrates that learning is fun. (Age 3 and up) --Susan Naylor --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Book Description

This book looks at different types of babies - including polar bear cubs, baby bats, piglets, and humans - and how they grow and develop.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An AP childrens book 19 May 2004
I Love this book, and so does my toddler. As well as illustrations of all sorts of animals, it also shows people doing the things which we do - Breast feeding and baby wearing, unlike most books which seem to show babies with bottles permanently attached, and think that buggies are the place to dump 'em!
I'm sure that it will also continue to be a favourite, as it is has loads of snipets of information that you don't find anywhere else!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful for young children 21 Jun 2000
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My toddler loves this book! She identified with the babies and learned that other animals nurse just as she does. It also put the babies in the womb into some sort of a context for her which is helping to prepare her for her new sibling. This is a good book for breastfed children and attachment parents.
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