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Dolphin Baby! by Nicola Davies

Dolphin Baby!

Dolphin Baby! by Nicola Davies
Paperback
Feb 25, 2014 | 32 Pages
  • Paperback $6.99

    Feb 25, 2014 | 32 Pages | 5-8 years

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Praise

Young children will love learning how little Dolphin suckles, whistles in baby talk, catches his first fish and rubs his tummy against Mom as sweetly animated paintings highlight each step.
—The New York Times

Zoologist Davies has long experience writing about nature for young readers. Here, she describes the first six months of a bottlenose calf’s life through the story of Dolphin and Mom… Granström’s acrylic paintings are beautiful. Spreading across two pages, they emphasize the blues of the dolphin’s environment… This introduction to dolphins is sure to win readers’ hearts.
—Kirkus Reviews

Davies’s lively story of a dolphin baby and his caring mother is infused with scientific details about dolphin developmental milestones in the first six months of life… Granström’s illustrations set at various depths in the ocean feature broad brush strokes of every watery hue—light blues and greens for surface antics and inky, midnight blues for the depths that the growing dolphin eventually reaches.
—The Horn Book

A dolphin baby’s first months involve pleasant times of being fed, learning the special whistles of dolphin communication, playing with other young calves, and eventually catching his first fish. Davies shapes these experiences as a simple story, demonstrating the social nature of dolphin life.
—School Library Journal

Nicola Davies’ nonfiction narrative is enhanced with beautiful acrylic paintings. Alongside the narrative text, a smaller font presents additional facts about dolphins.
—Library Media Connection (highly recommended)

A wonderful immersion into the baby dolphin’s world.
—Booklist Online

This book could be the starting point for a lifelong love of dolphins.
—BookPage

Awards

NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies SELECTION

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