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Animal Babies and Their Families

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

What kind of families do animal babies have? All different kinds! Charming text and sweet illustrations introduce a wolf pup cared for by the pack, a young orangutan snuggling with its mother high in a tree, a poison dart frog tadpole riding piggyback on its dad, and more. Featuring rhyming verse and informational text, this book lets you discover just how diverse the animal kingdom really is!

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2018-03-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF003330, JNF019000
Dewey 591.3/92
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 550
Guided Reading Level M
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 195535
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author: Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 135 books for kids, including If You Were the Moon, Lion of the Sky, theCan Be… series, and Bookspeak! Poems about Books. Poetry and rhyming nonfiction books are her favorite things to write. Laura loves to do author visits, writing workshops, and teacher inservices. Read more about Laura and her work at

Illustrator: Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Stephanie Fizer Coleman is an illustrator, designer, and generally curious human being. She enjoys playing around with patterns, textures, and brilliant colors in her work. She lives with her husband in West Virginia.


Publishers Weekly

“[A] tender celebration of family . . .”—Publishers Weekly


“[A] celebration of all kinds of families.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“[T]his will interest animal-fact lovers and primary classroom teachers alike.”—Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“The sheer splendor of life is subtly woven throughout the text and is also strikingly on display in the final illustration—a lineup of different types of human families. A breezy read to offer groups or for one-on-one lap sharing.”—School Library Journal