Animal Dads by Sneed B. Collard III

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This whimsical and intriguing picture book explores the different roles of fatherhood in the animal kingdom. Readers will learn about various animal dads and their many different parenting skills: baby-sitting - an emperor penguin dad watches over the eggs for nine weeks while the mother searches for food; hunting - a wolf dad leads the pack on hunting trips and brings meat for new pups to eat; giving birth - a seahorse mother's eggs hatch inside the dad's special belly pouch. Sneed Collard's concise, clear text and award-winning artist Steve Jenkins's informative cut-paper collages reveal unique tasks that animal dads perform in raising their offspring.

About Sneed B. Collard III

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Sneed B. Collard III has written more than fifty books for young people. In 2006, he received the Washington Post-Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award for his body of work. He lives with his family in Montana.To learn more about Sneed B. Collard III, visit
Published April 28, 1997 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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 This striking picture book celebrates the many ways male animals function in their family units: Every page combines one line—narrated by the offspring—with a vividly colored, textured paper collage of an animal father and child, and an additional paragraph of information.

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This eye-catching book is a celebration of all the things human and animal dads do: building homes, playing, watching out for strangers, baby-sitting, housecleaning and even--in the case of the seahor

Apr 28 1997 | Read Full Review of Animal Dads

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