Wednesday, February 20, 2013

My First Day

My First Day
By Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. Unpaged, nonfiction picture book.

In My First Day, Steve Jenkins and Robin Page explore the unique, fragile ways that animals spend their infancy. For example, the newborn emperor penguin snuggles up to his father for warmth and safety, while the tapir hides alone as mom forages for food, relying on its coat for camouflage. The sweet little animals will surely capture your heart. This book works as both a soothing picture book for young ones and an informational read for older animal lovers. Jenkins and Page have a keen talent for graphic design and graceful storytelling. These two have certainly set the bar high for the 2013 book awards race!

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