Picture Book Review: We Love Babies!

We Love Babies! by Jill Esbaum
We Love Babies!
by Jill Esbaum,  National Geographic Society 

5 out of 5 stars

This adorable picture book features dozens of baby animals from familiar species like the Elephant and Rabbit, to strange species like the Long-Eared Jerboa and the Serval. The photographs of these cute little babies are colorful and sweet! There are tiny cartoon characters drawn into the corners of the pages who cheer for the babies.

The text describes all the things we love about animal babies, their soft fur, their stripes, and fins. Their hooves, and paws. Their snuffles and snorts, their squawks and peeps. “Big or tiny, fast or slow” we definitely love animal babies!

Photographs of the animal babies are placed in a colorful background design that is sure to capture the attention of little readers.

At the back of the book there is a glossary listing the species of each baby animal, and showing what they are called. For instance, a baby elephant is called a calf. A baby dormouse is a pup. A baby rabbit is a kit. A baby angelfish is called a fry. A baby kangaroo is a joey. And a baby alpaca is a cria.

This would be really fun to read with a young child and talk about each of the animals. You could ask the child to identify some of the words that come up in the text, and point out a bird beak or a snout or the ears.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts and are not influenced by anyone.

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