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Baby Animals (A Little Golden Book)

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  2,707 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Garth Williams’s adorable baby animals in a durable board book!

No one has illustrated animals with as much warmth, humor, texture, and life as Garth Williams. Simple, humorous text identifies each baby animal capering about the woods, desert, or mountains

This longtime Little Golden Book favorite is now available as a sturdy Little Golden Treasure for a new generation of ki
Board Book, 26 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by Golden Books (first published 1952)
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Jan 30, 2016 Peacegal rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm sure I had this book as a child. BABY ANIMALS features the cute illustrations and simple text that are an instantly recognizable as Golden Books.

That said, it is a dated book that I'd not be especially keen to read to the intended audience today. From a modern sensibility, I don't have much good to say about a book whose first line is "Baby Bear holds his toes. He wants to be a circus bear when he grows up. He wants to make all the children laugh." Also, judging by the pictures of Baby Lion
May 09, 2009 Josiah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The introductions to the various types of animals are done well, and the illustrations by the legendary Garth Williams are everything that I have come to expect from him. This book is actually the first one that I have read which was both written AND illustrated by Garth Williams, and it is a debut that I awaited with much interest for quite a long while. Each drawing of the animals is carefully rendered with beautiful precision in thought, perfectly allowing for the inherent glamor of the anim ...more
This is a good book to read to kids so that they can learn about baby animals and what they do.

I always enjoyed this because the baby animals were so cute and loveable.

The squirrel, Chipmunk, Kangaroo, Rabbit and the lion and tiger babies were my favorite in the book.

The illustrations were wonderful as well and colorful.
Dec 04, 2010 Cornelius rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animal-books
For a pre-k children, this book provide illustrations of baby animals and their survival in the wild. I would use this book to explain to children what different animals eat, how they survive from other animals, where they live, their characteristics, and illustrate what different animals look like.
What Evelyn Reads
Nana has something for these Little Golden Books, and I'm glad. This one has animals, and I love the pictures.
Dec 04, 2012 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book is pretty much just about children learning about animals when they are babies. they show good pictures when they are small. children love animals so this book is good to read to them. they enjoy these kind of books. they get the attention of children.
Sep 09, 2014 Dee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any child.
It's exactly what it sounds like - lots of cute baby animal pictures, and the correct names for them as well (it's cool when a little kid knows a baby goose is called a gosling, and other such facts, from an early age).
This was so cute
May 20, 2009 Samira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A childhood favorite.
This is an excellent book children love it even before they have learned to reach out for things.
Though she didn't pay too much attention, yet, she seemed to like the picture of the kangaroo a lot. :)

Great illustrations, minimal text.
Alisha Brook
A great childhood book.
Oct 10, 2012 Danny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s, classics
Lovely illustrations, and I appreciate the wide range of animals included. I wish there was a little more to the story, though.
Jun 11, 2015 Cori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book for the babies

They enjoyed me reading it to them and laughed and talked threw out the whole book. Over all great read
One of my favorite books when I was a child. I can't wait to read this book to my kids.
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Hannah Givens
Oct 10, 2015 Hannah Givens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-book
A lovely little book for a read-aloud, with adorable pictures!
Nov 01, 2010 Gwyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Love the drawings of the animals to this day.
H.L. Stephens
Sep 04, 2014 H.L. Stephens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another favorite from the Golden Books collection.
Jun 15, 2015 Marya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
The illustrations are just too cute and fuzzy. But points off for inaccurate information (camels do not store food and water in their humps).
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Generations of children picture their favorite fictional characters as drawn by Garth Williams. Thus the unforgettable dapper mouse, Stuart Little, or the kindhearted spider, Charlotte and her pig friend, Wilbur. And many other animals (bears, dogs, kittens, crickets) fantastic creatures (elves, fairies) and children and grown-ups in books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, George Selden, Charlotte Zolotow, ...more
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