Amazing Things Animals Do

By Carol-Ann Hoyte

A review of Amazing Things Animals Do by Marilyn Baillie

Published on October 1, 2004

Amazing Things Animals Do
Marilyn Baillie

Firefly Books

In Amazing Things Animals Do, Marilyn Baillie shares her passion for nature with primary-school children. The author discusses animals which help each other, baby animals and their families, animals who hide and store their food, and how animals communicate with each other. In her clear and concise text, Baillie poses questions which engage readers and make their experience with the book interactive, while Romi Caron’s gentle watercolour artwork makes the book’s pages inviting to readers. A Who’s Who directory showcases 48 animals using colour photographs and thumbnail descriptions. Adults can expect accurate information here, as a university biology professor served as a consultant on this book. This title, which consists of four of the author’s works previously published separately, garnered the Animal Behaviour Society’s 2004 Most Outstanding Children’s Book Award. mRb

Carol-Ann Hoyte is the Quebec English-language regional coordinator for TD Canadian Children's Book Week and organizer of monthly mixers for Montreal anglophone children's book authors and illustrators.



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