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Children's Nonfiction Pets

Mi Animalito

by (author) Debbie Bailey & Susan Huszar

Annick Press
Initial publish date
May 2003
Recommended Age
1 to 3
Recommended Grade
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    May 2003
    List Price

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The Talk-About-Books series is designed to enhance a baby or toddler’s first collection of books.

Mi Animalito explores the fun and responsibilities of having a pet. Pets are loving and playful and just fun to be with. but having a pet also means taking good care of it: food and water, lots of exercise, and a clean place to sleep. And don’t forget a trip to the vet to keep your pet healthy! Each book is illustrated with realistic and comforting photographs.

Children from various familial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds experience pets in their many wonderful forms. The simple text and engaging photos invite and encourage discussion between adult and child as they have fun exploring the images together.

About the authors

Debbie Bailey has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, a B.Ed., and an M.Ed. in Applied Psychology. Her interest in board books developed when she began reading to her daughter. Debbie is a retired teacher and school administrator.

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Sue Huszar has worked as a professional photographer for over 20 years. She started out as a photojournalist but went on to establish her own studio.

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Editorial Reviews

“Gloriously simple but effective . . . Very nicely done.”  

Halifax Daily News

“Adults and young children should find much to talk about when sharing this series together. The Talk-About-Books have been designed with great care. Pages are easy to turn, illustrations are large and framed with primary colors, the few words are carefully chosen and clearly laid out. Highly recommended for children three and under.” 

CM Reviews

“Children and adults will enjoy exploring the pictures and text, which invite and encourage language development.”  

Ottawa Citizen

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