Project Description


Where is Baby?

by Kathryn Galbraith
illustrated by John Butler

Adorable illustrations and a soothing text depict the many ways animal babies hide.

Babies love to hide―beneath blankets, under tables, and behind chairs. And some babies are found in unexpected places. Like baby deer, who disappear in dappled spring sunlight. Or baby leopards, who scramble high in the African trees. Or baby elephants, who fade behind a forest of legs. But all babies, no matter where they are, can always be found―by their loving parents.

Kathryn O. Galbraith’s text is a reassuring message about parent’s love with the adorable backdrop of John Butler’s illustrations.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-707-6
Publication Date: 10/1/2013
Page Count: 32
Size: 9-1/2″ x 10-1/2″
Age Range: 2 – 6
Language: English
AR Level: 1.7
GRL: H, Gr 1
Lexile: AD480L
Themes: Baby Animals, Behavior, Camouflage, Questions
BISAC 1: JUV044000 JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate
BISAC 2: JUV019000 JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
BISAC 3: JUV002070 JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Dogs


“The science lessons are just right for a young audience… The soft acrylic and colored-pencil illustrations are exquisite. Fur and feathers are so realistic that children will reach out to touch them. The creatures’ eyes are expressive and their habitats are full and lush. This one is a sure winner.” ―School Library Journal

“Sweet, simple introduction to animal babies…the language is quietly poetic, with audience-appropriate descriptive vocabulary. The acrylic-and-colored-pencil illustrations depict cuddly baby animals up close, allowing readers to see their faces as well as their textures and colorations in great detail.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“John Butler’s excellent artwork accompanies the text and gives readers even more to look at than the irresistible wild babies. In every picture there is wonderful detail, like butterflies and daisies, snails, spiders, and birds.” ―Blue Owl Reviews

“A heartwarming, read-aloud story perfect for sharing with the littlest of little ones, just before bedtime.” ―Midwest Book Review


Alabama Camellia Awards (Nominee, Grades K-1) ―Alabama Department of Education, 2014-2015

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Meet the Author

Kathryn O. Galbraith is an award-winning children’s book author with more than a dozen picture books to her credit. She taught writing for children at the University of Washington. You can visit her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

John Butler has written more than a dozen books for children and illustrated over sixty. His books have been published in more than twenty countries and won awards such as the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award, IRA Teachers’ Choice Awards, and Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year. He has had a long career in illustration, working for a very wide range of clients including Time magazine, “Sesame Street,” and the Sunday Times. He lives in England. You can visit his website here.