My First Day by Steve JenkinsMy First Day by Steve Jenkins

My First Day

bySteve Jenkins, Robin Page

Hardcover | January 8, 2013

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The first day of life is different for every animal. Human newborns don't do much at all, but some animals hit the ground running. The Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page apply their considerable talents to revealing how&nbsptwenty-two&nbspdifferent species, from the emperor penguin to the Siberian tiger, adapt to&nbspthose crucial&nbspfirst few hours of life, with or without parental help. Jenkins's vividly colorful cut-paper illustrations are eye-poppingly three-dimensional and as exquisite as ever. While the text is short and sweet, an illustrated guide provides descriptions of the&nbsptwenty two&nbspanimals in the back. Fantastic!
Robin Page lives in Boulder, Colorado, with her husband and collaborator, Steve Jenkins , and their three children. They have collaborated on many works, including the 2004 Caldecott Honor winner What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?. Visit Steve Jenkins's website at www.stevejenkinsbooks.com .
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Title:My First DayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.37 inPublished:January 8, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054773851X

ISBN - 13:9780547738512

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Fun and very educational." - Booklist "[A] handsome examination of child-rearing across the animal kingdom." - Publishers Weekly "Jenkins and Page's simple text effectively highlights the differing degrees of independence of a variety of species' young." - Horn Book "Jenkins and Page find yet another inviting way to connect young human readers and listeners to creatures who share their world . . . Appealing to a wide age range, this is another crowd pleaser." - Kirkus "The striking depictions of mother and child set against full-bleed colored backgrounds or clean white space should make for many return readings." - School Library Journal, starred review "The style would work as an easy read as well as a readaloud." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Jenkins's masterly paper collages achieve their usual high standards of zoological accuracy and beauty. The text is shrewdly written in the first-person voice of each baby animal, mingling personality with scientific fact." - New York Times Online "