Chubby puppies, furry kittens, fuzzy chicks, downy ducklings: Gyo Fujikawa's lovable baby animals will captivate children. They're big (elephants) and small (mice), plump (piglets), and playful (lambs). With each picture, kids learn a little bit about the animal--the sound it makes, how soft it might feel, and what it can do. Plus, they'll discover something else very important: that very young creatures have to be petted, snuggled, and hugged very gently...just like the children themselves.
Gyo Fujikawa was a renowned author and illustrator of children's books. Born in 1908, Fujikawa studied at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and worked as a promotional artist for the 1940 film Fantasia. She later moved to New York, where she would design many books for the Walt Disney Company. Fujikawa illustrated five books and wrote and illustrated 45 more, her most beloved being Babies and Baby Animals, which together have sold well over 1.5 million copies. She died in 1998.
Target Age: 3-7
Union Square Kids
Pub Date: February 01, 2008
0.64" H x 9.6" L x 5.08" W