Babies come in all different sizes and shapes. Some have fur and some have feathers. Some may be the only baby born or some might be born with 100 brothers and sisters! Some are big (23 feet) and some are little (the size of a jelly-bean)! And, babies have their own special families too! Some have a mom and a dad; some have a mom or a dad, and some even live with their mom, aunts and grandmothers!
This witty book of baby announcements will have children giggling as they use the various text and illustrated clues to solve the riddles and guess what baby was just born. The riddles introduce twelve different animals including: eagles, leopards, elephants, blue whales, kangaroos, flamingos, camels, lions, seahorses, giraffes, skunks and great horned owls.
Written by Doris Fisher Illustrated by Lisa Downey
32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades PK-3 Lexile: AD 910, AR: 3.7, RC: 3.6, F&P: N
Hardcover ISBN: 9780976882312, $15.95 Paperback ISBN: 9781934359068, $8.95
Educator Keywords: animal babies, life cycles, life science, prediction, number line
Animals in the book: blue whale, camel, eagle, elephant, flamingo, giraffe, great horned owl, kangaroo, leopard, lion, rabbit, seahorse, skunk
“Author Doris Fisher’s debut children’s book, Happy Birthday to Whooo?, is written in an ingeniously fun and educational format: part nature narrative, part riddle book. The melding of puns and pertinent information is so seamless, kids won’t even realize they’re learning cool facts about animal babies as they turn each colorful page.” -Rosanne Tolin, former Editor of Guideposts for Kids
“Kudos to the author-illustrator combo, Doris Fisher and Lisa Downey, for creating such an endearing picture book. A recommended read for sure.” – Children’s Book Review
“Happy Birthday to Whooo? will delight young children, who often have a fascination with animals. And the riddle pages with the birth announcements will let curious children learn and guess, essential skills for early learning.” – Families.com
Lisa Downey is a freelance artist and graphic designer. Although she has always been interested in illustrating children's books, it was not until she worked with an in-house design firm at a paperboard book manufacturer that she realized children's books should be her focus. The combination of illustration, design and 3D surfaces to tell a story encompasses everything she has learned and enjoys doing. Lisa's style ranges from cartoonish to very representational. Her favorite medium is pastels. Lisa has illustrated Blackberry Banquet, Julie the Rockhound and Happy Birthday to Whooo? for Sylvan Dell. She lives in the SC Lowcountry, with her very supportive husband, Len, and their cats; Pom Pom and Ophelia.
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