May 3, 2012

Daddies and Their Babies

by Guido van Genechten

Adorable little board book with bold, black-and-white illustrations showing animal babies and their fathers.The pictures all include patches of grey texture to add detail and visual interest. There are owls and crocodiles, dogs and frogs, birds, fish and seals. A cute hedgehog pair, a rhino who looks a bit too skinny- and a pair of caterpillars.

Um, hello? Caterpillars aren't daddies. They're a juvenile stage. It should be the daddy butterfly with his baby caterpillar. I find it really annoying when books for kids include blatant misinformation like this. Would it bug you?

There's a companion book called Mommies and Their Babies which includes cats, snakes, turtles, spiders, horses, sheep, penguins (with too-long beaks) and the most beautiful illustration of elephants. I have no problems with the Mommies book.

Found these at the public library.

Rating: 2/5 ........ 20 pages, 2012


bermudaonion said...

I like the idea of the book but I think color pictures would be better, and of course, the caterpillar thing would bug me too.

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