Some baby animals get rest standing up, and others get sleepy while swimming. Sleepy little humans will be lulled by animal friends getting cozy.
Called a “born storyteller” by the media, Marsha Diane Arnold is the picture book author of 21 books, with over one million books sold. Her books have garnered honors from Best First Book by a New Author to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to Smithsonian Notable. Recent books include the bilingual Galápagos Girl and Lost. Found., both Junior Library Guild selections. Lost. Found. received three starred reviews and was illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Matthew Cordell.
Growing up on the Kansas prairies, Marsha lived in Northern California most of her life. Now she lives with her husband in Florida, near the Caloosahatchee River and her family. Besides creating stories, she loves scuba diving, hiking, traveling, gardening, and climbing trees.
Phyllis Limbacher Tildes is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including <i>Baby Animals Day & Night, Baby Animals Spots & Stripes</i>, and <i>Baby Animals Black and White</i>. She lives in Savannah, Georgia. Phyllis has worked as a designer for Hallmark and was the assistant art director for Hopkins Art Center at Dartmouth College after her graduation from RISD. She was a freelance graphic designer for over twenty-five years, doing everything from logos to opera and ballet promotion pieces.<br>She never lost sight of her original dream of becoming an author/illustrator, however, and in 1995 her first children’s book, <i>Counting on Calico</i>, was published. Since then she has published several other stories ranging from pets and wildlife to ethnic tales.
This and its companion book, BABY ANIMALS TAKE A BATH, are your first board books. Did you find them easier than writing a picture book?
I found writing these board books just as challenging as a picture book, but in a different way. Any book that has just a few words is demanding as there is no place for a word to hide among hundreds of others on a page. Each word must be the perfect word.