If My Mom Were A Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mothers ebook

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If My Mom Were A Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mothers ebook

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If My Mom Were A Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mothers is a fascinating look at life cycles and portrays the normalcy of birth and breastfeeding and explores how mothers help 14 different mammals navigate the path from helpless infants to self-sufficient adults.

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All over the world, in all kinds of habitats, mothers bring forth new life. For many animals, such as reptiles and amphibians, mothering responsibilities end before the babies are even born. But mammal babies need their mothers–they need to be nurtured and nourished long enough to learn how to survive on their own.

All mammal mothers feed, protect, and teach their young, even though these tasks can challenge their own needs for survival. But a mammal baby’s journey to maturity varies dramatically depending on whether it is a bear or a bat, a shrew or a seal, a hippopotamus or a human. This fascinating look at life cycles portrays the normalcy of birth and breastfeeding and explores how mothers help 14 different mammals navigate the path from helpless infants to self-sufficient adults.

Extensive Teacher’s Guide available for If My Mom Were A Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mother free download at the publisher’s website.

If My Mom Were A Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mother, written by award-winning author Dia L. Michels and illustrated by artist Andrew Barthelmes, is suitable for children ages 4-8 as a read-a-loud and 9-14 as an independent reader. Available as both an eBook download and a physical paperback shipped by the publisher.

Grade Level for Cuddled and Carried / Consentido y cargado
  • Early Elementary
  • Middle Elementary
  • Middle Grades

 

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Review for If My Mom Were A Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mother

If My Mom Were A Platypus fits perfectly into our 5th grade Animals curriculum. The students greeted the book like eager beavers – devouring each chapter and delving right into the next one. In class after class, they read beyond the required reading, propelled by excitement over what they were learning. The Activity Guide is chock-full of ways to explore the text, but the book is so full of fascinating facts, I was hardly wanting for ideas. What the kids really loved was writing up quiz questions they learned from the book, then testing each other on their newfound knowledge. This book is a natural for elementary and middle school science classes!”
—Catherine Taylor, 5th Gr. Science Teacher, Stuart Hobson Museum Magnet MS, Washington, DC

Review for If My Mom Were A Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mother

“This book is an amazing achievement! Zoologists will get lost in the accuracy and detail of the descriptions of birth and feeding. Children will be captivated by the beautiful pictures and stories of mammal mother and baby pairs. I was surprised by how many new facts I learned. And what could be more entertaining yet educationally valuable for a child to see than that mammals—whether human, bear, bat, giraffe, seal, or shrew—all have important things in common. The only problem with it is that big adult kids might butt out smaller kids in their effort to read the book!”
—James McKenna, Ph.D., Department of Anthropology, author, Sleeping With Your Baby: A Parent’s Guide to Cosleeping, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

Review for If My Mom Were A Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mother

If My Mom Were A Platypus is enjoyable, accurate and informative. It will be useful, indeed, in primary and middle school curricula. I know how difficult—but essential— it is to have all of the facts right, yet still be interesting and readable. This book manages both very well. I hope that it ends up in many, many schools!”
—Don E. Wilson, Ph.D., Editor, Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World’s Wildlife

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