The first day of a brand new life is incredibly exciting. But what do animals get up to on their first day? Humans don’t do much on their first day - most cry, have a little look at the world, maybe a sip of milk and then sleep. Some animals do even less than humans, having to wait patiently for their eyes and ears to open. Then there are those that have a rather more lively start to life - they can walk, swim and fly from almost the moment they are born. Some animals have a nurturing parent to raise them, clean them, fed them and protect them whilst others are on their own from day one.
This is such a cute book that explores what various animals get up to on their very first day. The book begins with a question, “What did you do on your first day - the day you were born?” We then meet twenty-two different animals who each explain their first day on Earth. Readers learn that animals enter the world in different ways: kiwis peck their way out of an egg, giraffes drop to the floor and the Darwin’s frog hops straight out of daddy’s mouth. And once everyone is in the world the first day begins.
There’s leaping, walking, swimming, flying, hiding, swinging, eating, diving and plenty of other things to be done. We meet sleepy sea otters, piggybacking sifakas, chatting California sea otters, snuggling emperor penguins, walking giraffes, dashing leatherback turtles, swimming capybaras, megapodes that walk, run and fly and a host other animals that get up to all sorts on their very first day.
Each animal is delightfully illustrated and is accompanied by short informative text. At the back, an illustrated guide provides further information on each animal.
A gorgeous book that is fun and educational. Young animal lovers will thoroughly enjoy learning what some animals get up to on their very first day.
Recommended for 5+.