Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
Placed 3rd in the Picture Book Category of the 2004-2005 Chocolate Lily Book Awards
Nominated for Shining Willow Award (The Saskatchewan Young Reader’s Choice Awards)
A gorgeous introduction to wildlife families that features breath-taking art full of hidden surprises for young readers.
The lively alliterative text in Wild Babies describes raccoon kits, otter pups, loon chicks, wolf cubs and more. Share the joy as these adorable babies learn to navigate their world of forests, mountains, or lakes. A legend helps to identify objects hidden in each painting, while detailed notes provide added information for budding naturalists.
The perfect book for summer campers, and for armchair campers too.
About the authors
Margriet Ruurs is the award-winning author of forty books for children. Passionate about literacy, she writes children's and educational materials and conducts author visits and writing workshops at international schools around the world. Her picture book biography A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison won the Canadian Children’s Literature Roundtables Information Book Award and the Crystal Kite Award, and was nominated for several others. Born in the Netherlands, Margriet raised her family in the Yukon, Canada. Today, when she isn't travelling, she runs a booklover's bed and breakfast on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia.
“Kiss’s illustrations are more than a visual feast…Libraries…should…make room on their shelves for this attractive title.”
–School Library Journal
“…Andrew Kiss’s paintings of each baby animal or bird [are] richly detailed, each painting a master of realism incorporating the creature’s habitat as well as –it seems –every fold of skin, or shading of fur.”
–The Globe and Mail
“…this beautiful book includes…richly coloured meticulously detailed painting[s] depicting wild babies in their habitat. A single line of poetic text accompanies each…illustration… Young children will be delighted with the opportunity to discover secrets hiding in each painting… Although Wild Babies is a perfect book for pre-school and primary children, the power of its simple prose and lush paintings will ensure its appreciation by older children. Libraries…will want to add this handsome and informative book to their collection. Highly Recommended.”
Other titles by Margriet Ruurs
Where We Live
Mapping Neighborhoods of Kids Around the Globe
Come, Read With Me
Ghost of the Mill House
Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature
Robert Bateman: The Boy Who Painted Nature Read-Along
Bus to the Badlands
Elephant Keeper, The
Caring for Orphaned Elephants in Zambia
Birthdays Around the World
Families Around the World
Stepping Stones / حَصى الطُرُقات
A Refugee Family's Journey / رحلة عائلة لاجئة