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NO ONE HAS illustrated animals with as much warmth, humor, and realism as Garth Williams. This classic, full of soft and furry animal babies, features his work at his best. This longtime favorite has been reissued for a new generation of kids who will love to "pet" the animals on each page!
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trademark of Random House, Inc. goldenbooks.com randomhouse.com/kids Educators and librarians, for a variety of teaching tools, visit us at randomhouse.com/teachers Library of Congress Control Number: 2003109659 ISBN: 978-0-375-82933-8 ISBN: 978-0-307-97649-9 (ebk) v3.1 Title Page Copyright First Page Baby Bear holds his toes. He wants to be a circus bear when he grows up. He wants to make all the children laugh. Baby Squirrel has come to see what his little cousin the
two hands, with his two feet, and with his tail. Baby Orang-utan also lives in the trees. He is putting a leaf on his head to keep the sun off. Baby Kangaroo hops like six rabbits. He uses his big tail to keep his balance, so he won’t fall. Baby Koala Bear lives in Australia like Baby Kangaroo. He sleeps in the eucalyptus tree at night and eats its leaves in the daytime. Baby Woodchuck has been asleep all winter long. Now he is eating tender grass and a small, tasty root. Soon he will
be very plump. Baby Mink has just caught his first fish. He is going to show it to his mother and then eat it for breakfast. Baby Rabbit has hopped away from his mother’s side. His eyes are wide open. He sees a big bumblebee. “I don’t think I will go any farther,” he says. Baby Racoon washes his apple. He never eats anything until he has washed it first. He even washes a fish. Baby Camel walks very well and can go for a day without drinking. He keeps food and water in his fat humps.
Baby Owl says, “Whooooooo’s undressed and whooooooo’s in bed? Whooooooo’s awake and whooooooo’s asleep?”