About the Book
Author: Janet Halfmann
Illustrator: Katy Hudson
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Number of Pages: 36
Publisher: Blue Apple Books
Publishing Date: September 2, 2014
Synopsis: An Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2014 Platinum & Gold Best Book Award Winner
How Do Animals Learn To Swim, Fish, Box, Or Build?
In the forest, in the pond, in caves, prairies, and jungles, in all the world's outdoor "classrooms," baby animals are...learning! They are taking lessons on how to be an expert swimmer, alarm-sounder, racer-chaser, or hide-and-seeker. They don't have books, or desks, or computers. But they do have teachers!
With clear, graceful prose and striking illustrations, Animal Teachers showcases the teacher-student dynamic between adult and young animals as they are taught crucial skills needed to handle daily challenges.
An entertaining combination of science and storytelling, this instructive title presents skills that a dozen different young animals have to learn.
Will the animals earn an "A" for their efforts? No! But a banana or a good hiding place might be even better!
Baby animals have to be taught the skills needed to thrive in their habitat and who better to teach them than their moms? Otter pups must learn to swim, baby beavers need to know how to build, and baby bears become fisherman. These lessons and many more are being taught to animal children so that one day they will be ready to face the world on their own.
Animal Teachers is an absolutely charming book. I love how the author keeps readers engaged by asking how they learned to do certain tasks. The simple, yet informative text will appeal to parents and easily educate young minds. The stunning illustrations are captivating and add to this delightful story.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.
About the Author: Janet Halfmann
Recent titles by Janet include Animal Teachers; A Rainbow of Birds; Eggs 1, 2, 3: Who Will the Babies Be?; Home in the Cave; Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish; Good Night, Little Sea Otter; Fur and Feathers; Little Skink's Tail; and Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story. Janet has written forty fiction and nonfiction books for children.
About the Illustrator: Katy Hudson
The idea stuck (the pencil was updated to an ink pot and pen in some cases) and after some lovely time at Art College and a degree in Illustration Katy is now a freelance Illustrator working at a desk in an old London library.