I Was Born a Baby

by Meg Fleming

On Sale: 04/26/2022

I Was Born a Baby

by Meg Fleming

illustrated by Brandon James Scott

On Sale: 04/26/2022

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About the Book

Don’t miss this irresistible read-aloud in the vein of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom—with catchy rhymes and bold, silly art about baby animals and the names they share!

I was born a baby and grew into a kid…

Soon all the other baby animals can’t help but share what they are called and what they grew up into! Readers will learn about owlettes, pufflings, and more. But when the chick, calf, cub, and pup realize they share their names with several other species, they can’t believe it. “No way! No how! That can't be true!” becomes a catchy, energetic refrain readers will love chanting.

The text invites readers to predict what the baby animal is by using context clues and checking the endpapers to see if they guessed right.

The strong rhythm and unexpected discoveries of the baby animal kingdom, plus deadpan humor and wonderfully expressive art, will spark a conversation about names and nature and leave readers wanting to read it aloud again and again.

Critical Praise

Scott’s digitally rendered critters are wide-eyed and full of personality, and scenes vividly capture the absurdity afoot, echoing Fleming’s rhythmic prose, which emphasizes the silliness of language and introduces vocabulary-building terms. — Publishers Weekly

Cool and informative. — Booklist

This clever book is STEM for the smallest set of readers, and kids will not only enjoy a new adventure but will learn the real names of baby animals—so cute! — tinybeans.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063157217
  • ISBN 10: 0063157217
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 04/26/2022
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Baby Animals
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE NONFICTION / Humor / General

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