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What to Expect When You're Expecting Joeys by Bridget Heos
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If you’re a new marsupial parent (or a curious kid) this book is for you. It discusses how various species of marsupials raise their young – from pinkie to joey to adult. Framed as a series of questions marsupial parents might ask about what to expect, this guides new parents through their babies’ milestones and alleviates any fears they may have about how to care for them. Informative and clever, this book will introduce readers to a variety of species of marsupials (have you ever heard of a dunnart or an antechinus?) and their young. One quibble – the author refers to babies being in their mommies’ “tummies,” prior to their sojourns to the pouch, when a more appropriate word would be “uteri.” Kids will eventually need to make the distinction between digestive and reproductive systems, and since the author introduces the concept of “cloaca,” this seems like an oversight.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
October 20, 2011 – Shelved
October 20, 2011 – Shelved as: marsupials
October 20, 2011 – Shelved as: juvenile-nonfiction
October 20, 2011 – Shelved as: funny
October 20, 2011 – Shelved as: parenting
October 20, 2011 – Shelved as: parents
October 20, 2011 – Shelved as: babies
October 20, 2011 – Shelved as: animals
October 20, 2011 – Finished Reading
October 27, 2011 – Shelved as: borrowed-from-the-library

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