Animal mothers and babies--rendered in black, white, and chalky grays--are placed against b&w backgrounds, creating an eye-catching high-contrast effect. Straightforward, lower-case phrases introduce each animal pair: the penguin mommy with her baby chick... the sheep mommy with her baby lamb. Dutch illustrator Van Genechten incorporates textural details--the elephants' skin looks rough and crinkly, turtle shells have a loose checkerboard pattern--creating a design that is sophisticated but fun.
Guido van Genechten is an illustrator and the author of several bestselling children's books, including Because I Love You So Much, The Big Baby Book, The Big Potty Book, The Big Sleep Book, Little Kangaroo, and No Ghost Under My Bed. He is the winner