My First Day

Jenkins, Steve

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
My First Day
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 twenty two different species, from the emperor penguin to the Siberian tiger, adapt to that traumatic first 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 twenty two animals in the back. Fantastic!

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2013.
ISBN: 054773851X
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Page, Robin 1957-


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Mar 26, 2013

From well-known animals like emperor penguins and Siberian tigers to species you may never have heard of (such as megapodes or sifakas), this latest from the duo that created the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? explores the first 24 hours of 22 different species. Many baby animals, like cats, are helpless when newborn, but others - such as wildebeests and wood ducks - are remarkably capable from the start. Written simply and illustrated with Jenkins' signature cut-paper collages, My First Day is sure to fascinate young animal lovers.

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Feb 03, 2013
  • McIndoo rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It's a great book that outlines in very simple language and illustratrions what various animals are able to do on their first day of life, from the polar bear to the exotic tapir, blue wildebeest and kiwi. The last few pages contain more detailed information on each of the animals.

Jan 25, 2013
  • MEDINASTORYTIME rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good one on one or for 1st grade and up ST. JH


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