Reviews for Hello, Mommy Zooborns!


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall
Each spread identifies and introduces a baby animal species and offers a simple fact or an observation about the accompanying super-cute photo. The photos (previously published in ZooBorns: The Newest, Cutest Animals from the World's Zoos and Aquariums) will be appreciated by young children, though the challenging species and animal names will likely frustrate new readers. [Review covers these Ready-to-Read titles: Hello, Mommy ZooBorns! and I Love You, ZooBorns!.]

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School Library Journal Reviews 2013 August

PreS-Gr 2--This title focuses on adorable baby animals and their mothers. Each spread features a different pair; readers meet flamingos, tamanduas, marmots, gorillas, and beluga whales, among others. A charming family photo shows the animals interacting, and brief, conversational sentences contain a variety of facts pertaining to the babies' maternal relationships, such as birth weight, communication tactics, and eating habits. Even prereaders will love joining in as the last sentence of each spread greets the animal mothers: e.g., "Hello, mommy swift fox!" An affectionate, upbeat tone and irresistible subject matter make this a must for easy-reader collections.--Amanda Struckmeyer, Middleton Public Library, Madison, WI

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