Cute animals, fun facts: Read our review of The Daddy Animal Book by Jennifer Cossins

Cute animals, fun facts: Read our review of The Daddy Animal Book by Jennifer Cossins

The Daddy Animal Book includes 14 double page spreads showing 14 different animals. Each daddy animal is depicted with its offspring in stylised colour illustrations, with fun facts about the unique behaviours of the animal and the special names for the daddy animal and the baby animal.

“Did you know a daddy polar bear is called a boar and a baby polar bear is called a cub?“

Dads, grandfathers, and other special people will enjoy exploring this book with little ones, and there is plenty of scope for questions and conversation starters. This book is perfectly suited to be read aloud while looking at the illustrations together.

I particularly enjoyed learning some new facts about animals. The illustrations are quirky and I love the colour palettes selected for each animal family double page. The small format is the right size for little hands (approx. 15cm x 15cm). Adults and children might enjoy sitting together to draw the animals, copying the artists clean, simple style. Older children might be inspired to research other animals to list more unusual mummy and baby names.

Artist and writer Jennifer Cossins lives in Tasmania and has a passion for animals and the environment, travelling and all things bright and colourful. Her retail store, Red Parka, has become an institution for contemporary and original art and design in Hobart. Jennifer designs homewares, textiles and stationery, creates original art prints and cards and is an award-winning Children’s Book Council of Australia artist and writer. This is her seventh book for children.

 

 

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Perfect for Father’s Day gift-giving! Check out an extract from The Daddy Animal Book by Jennifer Cossins

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Perfect for Father’s Day gift-giving! Check out an extract from The Daddy Animal Book by Jennifer Cossins

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    Publisher details

    The Daddy Animal Book
    Author
    Jennifer Cossins
    Publisher
    Hachette
    Genre
    Non Fiction
    Released
    28 July, 2020
    ISBN
    9780734419880

    Synopsis

    Did you know that a daddy gorilla is called a silverback and a baby gorilla is called an infant?The Daddy Animal Book is an adorable and informative picture book about baby animals and their dads that is perfect for Father's Day, from the author of the CBCA Notable The Baby Animal Book and the bestselling 101 Collective Nouns.
    Jennifer Cossins
    About the author

    Jennifer Cossins

    Jennifer Cossins is a CBCA award-winning artist and writer with a passion for nature, the animal kingdom and all things bright and colourful. A born and bred Tasmanian, Jennifer also designs homewares, textiles and stationery, which she stocks in her store in Hobart, Red Parka. Jennifer's books include A-Z OF ENDANGERED ANIMALS, 101 COLLECTIVE NOUNS, THE BABY ANIMAL BOOK, A-Z OF AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS, THE ULTIMATE ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK and A FLAMBOYANCE OF FLAMINGOS.

    Books by Jennifer Cossins

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