Mama Mammals: Reproduction and Birth in Mammals

Mama Mammals: Reproduction and Birth in Mammals
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November 07, 2023
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A beautiful, fact-filled picture book by writer Cathy Evans - the perfect introduction to reproduction in the natural world for children.
This stunningly presented science book explains the facts of life by looking at sex and reproduction in mammal species. Through short, concise texts and warm, engaging illustrations, we learn about fertilisation, gestation, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting across the mammalian order.

Did you know that, unlike other mammals, whale calves are born tail first, so that the mother can push them to the surface to breathe as soon as they emerge? Or that echidnas do not have nipples? Their young lick milk that seeps from pores in their chests.

Easy to engage with for kids as young as four, this is a convenient, informative and enjoyable way of learning about babies and where they come from.

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Good Beginning Resource about Mammal Reproduction
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Mama Mammals: Reproduction and Birth in Mammals gives a reader a factual and in-depth account of pregnancy and raising young from many mammal species including humans. This book contains high-level vocabulary such as altricial and precocial newborns (hard to say, but well defined and contains easy-to-understand examples). Every child eventually becomes curious about where they come from, and how they are made, and this book gives accurate information without graphic details. To determine if this book is right for your child, it does say mammals sexually reproduce and does have an illustration of a human penis and vagina (more as diagrams-not shown in the act) and describes how the sperm fertilizes an egg and attaches to the uterus. Overall, if you have determined that your child is ready to learn more information about reproduction this is a good beginning resource.
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