These two children’s books celebrate how animal mothers care for and love their babies–and they make perfect gifts for Mother’s Day!
Fran Hodgkin’s board book, If You Were My Baby: A Wildlife Lullaby, shows the life-giving bond between mothers and babies, regardless of their species. A duck and her ducklings, a mountain goat and her kid, a bison and her calf, as well as a human mother and her baby–all are tenderly guiding their young in their own unique way.
There are many books about love on the market, but they either fictionalize the bond through talking animals, or focus solely on humans.
If You Were My Baby highlights the real relationship in lullaby-like poetic form, as the adult animals fulfill their parental roles just like in the wild.
If You Were My Baby is available in board book format and it is 40% off for the month of May.
Baby on Board by Marianne Berkes captures children’s imaginations with the opening rhyme: “When you were a baby someone carried you. Have you ever wondered what animal parents do?”
Kids quickly discover that animals carry their babies in all kinds of ways—on feet (penguin), on backs (loons and anteaters), and in mouths (alligators and lions)…and lots more.
Wildlife lovers of all ages will delight in the endearing illustrations by Cathy Morrison while picking up fascinating facts about wild animals.
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!