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Close to You

How Animals Bond

Kimiko Kajikawa; illustrations by Kimiko Kajikawa

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Parents and their young have unique ways of bonding, especially in the animal kingdom. A baby kangaroo nestles in its mother's pouch, while a mama alligator carries her baby gently in her mouth. Polar bears cuddle, and penguin parents take turns warming their chicks in the Antarctic winter. Just like people, animals kiss, rub noses, and snuggle. Through endearing pictures and a lyrical text, Kimiko Kajikawa explores the parent-child bonds of animals large and small.

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Praise for Close to You

"Kajikawa captures animals both wild and domestic asleep in their natural habitats. . . . Thoughtfully conveived, attractively executed . . . this book goes beyond standard bedtime fare."
--Publishers Weekly
 
 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kimiko Kajikawa; illustrations by Kimiko Kajikawa

  • KIMIKO KAJIKAWA is the author of several award-winning books for young readers, including Sweet Dreams: How Animals Sleep. A high-school librarian, she lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania.
  • Kimiko Kajikawa Ted Inoue
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Close to You

How Animals Bond

Kimiko Kajikawa; illustrations by Kimiko Kajikawa

Christopher Awards - Winner, Kansas State Reading Circle
  • Hardcover

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