WHO HAS A BELLY BUTTON? by Mary Batten

WHO HAS A BELLY BUTTON?

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Age Range: 4 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

Batten introduces the characteristics that set mammals apart from other animals. Belly buttons are just the starting point for a fascinating look at how mammals develop. In-utero cross-sections of a human baby and a baby dolphin help young readers visualize the connection between mother and offspring. Colorful facts, such as the gestational times for different mammals, the various sizes of the babies when they are born, and the largest and smallest mammals in the world, will appeal to the animal-lover in every child. A glossary defines the words found in italics. Bond’s paintings are detailed and realistic, accurately portraying the animals, both inside and out, and placing them in their natural environments. Each animal is shown gently nurturing its offspring, especially the human families, whose delight in their newest member is plain to see. An especially wonderful book to share with youngsters awaiting the birth of a sibling, and a great addition to the nonfiction library collection. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-10)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2004
ISBN: 1-56145-235-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Peachtree
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 2004




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