Animals Move

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Animals Move

By Jane Whittingham
Picture Book for Ages 2-5
ISBN: 978-177278-238-7
List Price: $19.95 CAD / $17.95 USD
Hardcover with padded cover & reinforced trade binding
Trim size: 9 x 9 inches / 22.86 x 22.86 cm
Pages: 32

Publication Date: March 29, 2022

Distributed in the US by Ingram Publisher Services

Rights Available: World ex. North America

Preschoolers love baby animals, and they love to move. Celebrate both with a hard-wearing Toddler Tough picture book perfect for an active read-aloud.

Calves swim, / Hatchlings bounce, / Porcupettes nibble, / Kittens pounce. Story time is on the move with this multilayered concept book. Preschoolers will enjoy learning fun baby animal names from echidna “puggles” to whale “calves,” and they’ll revel in using their bodies to mimic the movements each animal makes. Bright photographs give a close-up look at every kitten, cygnet, and foal, as well as young children who are pouncing, snuggling, and racing alongside them. The rhyming text teaches young minds pattern recognition for language learning and reading readiness, and a closing spread of enriching, age-appropriate activities keeps the learning going.

A new addition to the Big, Little Concepts series by author and children’s librarian Jane Whittingham, Animals Move will have everybody wiggling and giggling through story time. Later, little ones can explore the book on their own with its padded cover, rounded corners, and extra-heavy pages that are easy to turn and hard to tear.

“This book works in all the ways books for littles should work: engaging subject, pleasing presentation, gentle introduction of new vocabulary, lack of stereotyping, and strong construction for repeated reading and handling. There is a note to adults in the back offering several extension activities to get kids thinking and moving.”—Youth Services Book Review ★ Starred Review

Animals Move is a perfect book for those youngsters who are transitioning from board books to regular picture books….A vocabulary builder and movement motivator, Animals Move belongs in home collections, day cares and public libraries.”—CM Magazine

“One of the best things I found was the diverse background of the children featured. I love that it is inclusive. Final Verdict: This is a wonderful book that you could act out with your young child while reading.”—YA Books Central