In this appealing picture book, children are invited to spot the one baby animal in each of series of double page spreads full of brilliantly coloured and patterned mother animals. This is an enticing addition to Britta Teckentrup’s series of spot-and-find books and the mix of rhyming text, hidden babies, clear font and use of bold, carefully chosen background colours is very inviting. The chosen animals cover a wide range, from chattering parrots and singing orcas to creeping tigers, climbing tree frogs, slithering snakes and many more. They are all chosen to enhance the combinations of colour, shape, pattern and expression on each beautifully designed page.
Britta Teckentrup excels in the use of texture and colour and the rhyming text reads aloud well. Artwork and text combine to invite close observation, concentration and an appreciation of the beauty of the natural world in a book that is definitely one for parents and children to share.