This Is How I Grow

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Every animal has a different period of maturation. Youngsters love learning about animals, and the youngest of readers will especially love learning about newborn animals and how they grow.

This charming book follows eight different animals from around the world from birth to maturity, discussing how and what they eat, how they learn about their environment, and other tidbits about their young lives. Each animal has four pages in which to tell its story (all in the first person), with lyrical language and lots of repetition to keep the youngest of readers engaged. The illustrations are beautiful, soft, and filled with wonderful details.

Older readers are not left out. For kids up to eight or nine years old, there is extensive back matter chock full of more fun information about the animals as well as resources for finding even more information.

Author Dia L. Michels’s writing is lovely and will capture young readers and listeners with its musical language. Illustrator Wesley Davies’s sweet paintings show his good research and attention to detail. This is a book that will do a lot of teaching of factual information without ever feeling the least bit didactic. This is a real winner.

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Author Dia L. Michels
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 52 pages
Publisher Science, Naturally!
Publish Date 2020-03-07
ISBN 9781938492082 Buy this Book
Issue July 2020
Category Children's


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