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About Baby Animals Spots & Stripes
Baby animals come in many different shapes and sizes, and many of those shapes and sizes are covered in spots or stripes. In Baby Animals Spots & Stripes, each turn of the page reveals a pair of adorable baby animals—one spotted and one striped. On the back cover of the book is a list of the animals featured (mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish). The book closes with a full-color illustration of babies playing with toy versions of each animal. This title is a companion to the best-selling Baby Animals Black and White. The bold black-and-white patterns stimulate eyesight and brain development in infants. The recognition and naming of familiar animals promotes speech development in older babies and infants.
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Photorealistic, black-and-white images of baby animals dominate this infant-oriented offering.Newborn and infant eyes will appreciate the high contrast. Black-and-white images of a bunny, raccoon, turtle, snake, owl, duck and two kinds of fish appear against alternating black and white backgrounds. While in many such efforts images tend to appear flat and lifeless, the baby animals shown here are rendered in considerable detail. Appearing textured and lifelike, each exudes charm of its own. The baby owl and duck, in particular, look downright cuddly. The final double-page spread—rendered, surprisingly, in full color—features an African-American girl and a Caucasian boy contentedly playing with a box full of toys. Notably, most of these toys resemble the very animals that have appeared on prior pages. Adults can prompt little ones to connect the black-and-white animal images they have seen previously to the toys that appear in the final, colorful spread. This slim volume is a lovely introduction to books for the tiniest babes. –Kirkus Reviews