If You Were My Baby: A Wildlife Lullaby
If you are looking for a terrific snuggle-book and ALSO want to introduce your young one to animals and their offspring, you’ve found it. Here is a love poem uniquely combined with non-fiction that explores how parents—both human and non-human—guide their young ones. It begins: If you were my baby squirrel,/ I would welcome you to the world/ In a secret nest I made just for you. The illustrations are gentle, magical, and yet in no way cartoonish—“simple but visually luxurious,” as the illustrator intended. The featured species are squirrel, otter, bear, opossum, deer, duck, bison, wolf, fox, beaver, skunk, mountain goat, bat, and (of course) Homosapien. A comforting, sweet-dream book for nature lovers.