by Fran Hodgkins
illustrated by Laura J. Bryant
Tender poems reinforce the bond held between parents and their children by exploring the lives of animals with their offspring.
"Gentle teaching, snuggling and playtime moments between wildlife mothers and their children are the highlight of Hodgkins’s offering. The illustrations are beautifully detailed and yet softly muted at the same time. The animals are center-stage, perfect for the youngest listeners."
2008 Mom's Choice Award
2007 Moonbeam Children's Book Award
Bank Street College
National Parenting Publications Award
2005 ASPCA Henry Bergh