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author/illustrator: Cathy Evans, Bia Melo

ages: 6+

32 pages

23 x 29 cm

Hardback

English

Cicada

Sold: German, Polish, Italian, Korean, Complex Chinese

 

Rights represented as of October 2023 for Dutch, French, German, Eastern Europe & Russia, Scandinavia & the Baltics.

Mama Mammals: Reproduction and Birth in Mammals

  • Summit the heights of Earth’s most extreme landscapes!

     

    Forget the birds and the bees, let’s learn about how mammals make babies and look after them! This beautifully presented science book explains the facts of life by lookingat reproduction and birth in mammal species.

     

    Through short, concise texts and warm, engaging illustrations, we learn about fertilisation, gestation, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting across the mammalian order.

     

    Did you know that, unlike other mammals, whale calves are born tail first, so that the mother can push them to the surface to breathe as soon as theyemerge? Or that echidnas do not have nipples? Their young lick milk that seeps from pores in their chests.

     

    Easily understood by kids as young as four, this is an informative andenjoyable way of learning about babies and where they come from.

     

     

    THE AUTHORS

     

    Cathy Evans is a vet and a writer living in Bournemouth with two boys and amenagerie of animals. She is the author of Cat Eyes and Dog Whistles (Cicada, 2021).

     

    Bia Melo has a Master’s in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art. She has been Highly Commended for The Macmillan Prize for Illustration, a Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Finalist and selected for the dPICTUS showcase.

     

     

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