"Full of adorable photographs of fox pups, tiger cubs, and more, these broad overviews explore different types of baby animals. Written at a first grade reading level, each title covers the animal's diet, home, and how it grows up, along with a smattering of fun facts, including amusing weight comparisons between newborn animal babies and common household items. These basic introductions do not offer in-depth details, and text features such as maps and diagrams sometimes feel like a missed opportunity to provide more specific facts. Page arrangements are attractive and easy to follow, with one short paragraph positioned next to an eye-catching photograph. Vocabulary words are bold with a definition on the same page. VERDICT While more entertaining than informative, this cute series will have a wide appeal at the elementary level with its irresistible subject matter."
"Young readers will love cozying up to this entry in the Baby Animals series (6 titles). Chapter one shows a joey snuggled with its mother in a tree as it hunkers down for a nap. The large-size text then describes how koalas are teeny tiny when they're born and do a lot of their growing in their mothers' pouches; a weight comparison infographic effectively shows how a newborn joey is lighter than a peanut! Photos are the true joy of this book, and a two-page vertical spread identifying a fluffy joey's parts (ears, fur, paws) takes the cake. Diet, growth, and habitat are explored, and a world map clearly highlights koalas' natural range. Vocabulary is defined on the page and in a glossary, with fact bubbles further enriching this charming introduction to Australia's cuddliest critter."