Here is a love poem uniquely combined with nonfiction that explores how parentsboth human and non-humanguide their young ones.
If you were my baby squirrel,
I would welcome you to the world
In a secret nest I made just for you.
The illustrations are gentle and magical"simple but visually luxurious," as the illustrator intended. The featured species are squirrel, otter, bear, opossum, deer, duck, bison, wolf, fox, beaver, skunk, mountain goat, bat, and (of course) humans. A comforting, sweet-dream book for nature lovers!
About the Author
Laura J. Bryant has illustrated numerous award-winning children's books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. She studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and lives in Asheville, North Carolina.