Explore the many ways that animals create a habitat for their young in this charming picture book, filled with baby animals and their parents.
A polar bear carves out a den in a snowbank to keep its cub warm. A tufted puffin digs out a burrow to shelter its young on a cliff near the sea. A lynx makes a shelter under a fallen tree to snuggle with its kitten. Young children will learn all about these animals and more, as each spread also includes a short piece of nonfiction about each creature.
Lovingly illustrated and lyrically written, this is the second children's book written and illustrated by the husband-and-wife artist and author team Mitchell Watley and Sarah Asper-Smith.
"Instills a sense of well-being in youngsters while encouraging them to explore the natural world."-- Kirkus reviews
"Watley’s painting bring the animals to life. His renditions are are both accurate and animated, and he uses backgrounds well to present habitat. But it’s the tundra swan painting that stands out. What could easily have been a flat and featureless landscape is imbued with so many shades of gray and green that it wonderfully conveys the enchantment those boggy wetlands offer to all who look closely."-- Anchorage Daily News
"The combination of a sweet story about love and home with education tidbits about animals is seamless and the information is presented in an age-appropriate and simple way." --School Library Journal
SARAH ASPER-SMITH makes her home up 100 stairs in Juneau, Alaska, with her husband, Mitchell Watley. In addition to writing children's books, Sarah works developing and designing museum exhibits.
Although MITCHELL WATLEY now lives in Alaska, he still considers Texas his home. When he is not collaborating with his wife, Sarah, on an artistic project or a delicious meal, he can often be found painting in his studio or walking their dog on the beaches near their home.