There’s not much cuter than baby animals. Scratch that. There is nothing cuter than baby animals. Award-winning wildlife photographer, Suzi Eszterhas, has a wonderful series of books called Eye on the Wild. The books, appropriate for young children, and still interesting for preschoolers and kindergartners, include a combination of adorable photographs of baby animals with their mothers and families and easy-to-grasp facts about how the animals thrive and grow.
Each of the books provides excellent opportunities for discussing parent-child relationships, how animals are similar to and different from humans, and to learn about the animals in their own environment.
The Cheetah book follows a cheetah family as the mother cares for and teaches her cubs. The Gorilla book has a lot of wonderful family scenes including an emphasis on breastfeeding and baby-carrying. The photographs are gorgeous, and they show how close to the Great Apes we really are. Very young children will enjoy looking at the photographs in both books, and hearing simple facts. Preschoolers up to age eight or so will be interested in the photographs together with the facts and explanations.
Other books in the series include Brown Bear, Lion, Orangutan and Sea Otter.
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Contest starts Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 8 am EST and ends Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 11 pm EST. One person who leaves a comment by Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 11 pm EST will be chosen at random to receive Cheetah and Gorilla by Suzi Eszterhas.
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Parts of the Cheetah and Gorilla review appeared originally on VegBooks, a resource for parents and teachers who want to support the vegan and vegetarian kids in their lives.