Babies in the Bayou by Jim Arnosky

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There are lots of babies in the bayou, and even though they might have sharp white teeth, hard shells, webbed feet, or quick claws, their mothers still need to watch over them and protect them from harm. The babies learn how to dig, and swim, and follow their alert mothers’ lead.

Children will fall under the bayou’s spell as they learn about a new world in this lyrically charming book by one of our most respected naturalists. As he’s done so masterfully with other animals and environments, Arnosky presents an intimate look at an unusual and rich habitat.


About Jim Arnosky

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Jim Arnosky ( lives in South Ryegate, Vermont.
Published January 18, 2007 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Baby alligators “with black and yellow tails / and smiling mouths of sharp white teeth,” baby raccoons “with rings around their tails,” baby turtles “with shells upon their backs / and strong little legs to carry them” and baby ducks “with webs between their toes” form the progression in this dec...

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When the raccoon mother teaches her adorable babies "how to dig for tasty turtle eggs," their meal occupies one side of a spread, while more fortunate turtle babies emerge from eggs in another area of the swamp.

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