West Coast Wild Babies
In this second book in the West Coast Wild series, readers will meet the baby animals born in the pristine wilderness of the Pacific west coast, including land and marine mammals, fish, birds and amphibians.
It's spring on the Pacific west coast and new life is stirring! Wild babies are being born - in the ocean, on the shore and deep inside the ancient rainforest. Wolf pups, cougar kittens, bear cubs and whale calves all begin their life in the pristine wilderness of this magnificent place.
Young readers will meet a fascinating group of fourteen wild baby animals - including land and marine mammals, fish, birds and amphibians - and learn about the special bonds between offspring and parents, and how the newborns move toward independence. Readers will see an extraordinary community of animals thriving in an interconnected web of life.
In this second book in the West Coast Wild series, Deborah Hodge takes readers through the spectacular land and seascapes of the Pacific Rim region, introducing familiar animals such as sea otters and eagles, and lesser known species such as pelagic cormorants and rufous hummingbirds. Karen Reczuch's beautiful illustrations are detailed and lifelike, and convey a lovely sense of warmth between the wild parents and their young. The text and art have been carefullychecked for scientific accuracy.
Includes a note about the Pacific west coast and the need to preserve its rare and awe-inspiring wilderness regions, as well as a list for further reading and exploration.
DEBORAH HODGE is the author of more than thirty books for children. Her honors include twice winning the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award, winning the Green Prize for Sustainable Literature, and receiving the honor book distinction for the National Jewish Book Award for Children's Literature. Her work has also appeared on such lists as ALA's Top Ten Best Environmental Booksfor Youth. Deborah is a former teacher and curriculum writer who lives in Vancouver, BC.
KAREN RECZUCH has illustrated many award-winning children's books. Loon by Susan Vande Griek won the TD Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-fiction, the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Picture Book Award and the Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada's Information Book Award. Karen's other books include West Coast Wild, also the winner of the Information Book Award, and West Coast Wild Babies, both by Deborah Hodge. Karen lives in Lake Country, BC.