• Illustrated By: Mercè Galí
    Translated by: Lawrence Schimel
  • Pages:64
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:animal babies, reproduction, birth, mating, mammals
  • Available:03/11/2025
  • Lexile:NC1130L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:M

Did you know that Darwin's frogs hatch as tadpoles in their father's mouth? Or that a baby giraffe has to survive a six-foot fall because its mother is standing when it's born?

What about how a baby dolphin has to swim up to the surface immediately after it's born to take its first breath? Some gestation periods are days; some are years. Some babies are born ready to fend for themselves while others rely on their parents for months. From scorpions to ravens to red kangaroos, all animals have their own miraculous processes to keep their species thriving. With its sweet, striking artwork and fascinating facts about 25 diverse animals, Newborns: How Baby Animals Come into the World is a great introduction to animal behavior for young readers.