Zoo Borns; Motherly Love; Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland
Simon & Schuster - 2015
I was given an opportunity to take a sneak peek at this book by the publisher as an eGalley, and while this book is adorable and informative, it was a just a big tease in many ways, since it was not a finished and complete copy, Despite that the pictures that were included in the review copy were beautiful.
The beautifully illustrated picture book features exotic animals (moms and their babies) from around the world. Each of the featured: giant pandas, sea otters, lion cubs etc. include information as to whether the species is considered endangered, the special challenges each species faces, as well as other information about the animal. The pictures are bright and glossy and demonstrate the love and closeness of mother and baby. This is definitely the type of book that children and teachers will love and a keeper for library collections.
Another plus is the fact that 10% of the sales goes to The Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conservation Endowment Fund.
Thanks to Simon & Schuster for letting me take an early peek.