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About Pam Munoz Ryan
Pam Muñoz Ryan is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, ECHO, a 2016 Newbery Honor Book, and winner of the Kirkus Prize. She has written over forty books for young people—picture books, early readers, and middle grade and young adult novels. She the author recipient of the NEA's Human and Civil Rights Award, the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, the Willa Cather Award, the Pura Belpré medal, the PEN USA award, and many others. Her novels include Esperanza Rising, Riding Freedom, Becoming Naomi León, Paint the Wind, The Dreamer, and Echo. She was born and raised in Bakersfield, California, holds a bachelor's and master's degree from San Diego State University and lives in north San Diego county with her family.
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Using a rhyming verse, this book introduces baby animals and the interesting, sometimes odd terms by which they are known: "Fluffy scruffy swan / please do not forget, / you're not an `ugly duckling,' / You're a beautiful cygnet."
To maximize the roster of creatures, each section features rhymes about three baby animals before asking the name of one particular one...Kids will enjoy the colorful paintings featuring lots of cute animals. The book ends with an extended list of terms for baby animals.—BOOKLIST
A picture book that features the specific names for a variety of animals and their babies. Soft watercolors, accompanied by short rhyming verses, flow across two-page spreads. Eels and seals swim the blue seas with their elvers and beach weaners.—SCHOOl LIBRARY JOURNAL