About the Author
Fran Hodgkins is the author of The Orphan Seal, winner of the Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, presented by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This is Fran Hodgkins's first Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book. She lives in Maryland.
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If You Were My Baby: A Wildlife Lullaby is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.
If you were a mother animal, what would you say to your baby? In this "Sharing Nature With Children Book" from Dawn Publications, author Fran Hodgkins combines a gentle love song with factual information to describe what animal parents do with their little ones. Squirrels nest. Otters play in the sea. Bears emerge in spring from winter's hibernation. Possum babies ride on their mother's back. Deer walk through the grass. Ducks paddle in the pond. Bison explore the prairie. Wolves howl. Foxes run. Beavers build dams. Skunks have to learn patience to give others fair warning. Mountain goats climb cliffs. Bats fly through the night. But what do human mamas do? What a wonderful bedtime story for parents to read to their children! Not only does it help to stimulate a young child's interest in nature, but it also uses the care that exists between the parents and offspring of many species to illustrate and extol the love of mothers and fathers for their children. If You Were My Baby has won several awards, including the Mom's Choice Award Honoring Excellence. And any book that celebrates the love of family in such a cute and cuddly way is a winner with me too.