Babies Bond highlights the magical relationship between mammal mothers and their offspring. Graceful watercolor illustrations accompany tender haiku poems, followed by four pages of informative animal fun facts. This picture book, for children ages 2 to ten years, is a wonderful learning tool and a gentle introduction to haiku poetry.
Recipient of three 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Honors: Grand Prize Short List, da Vinci Eye Finalist, & First Runner-up in the Children’s Book Category!
“Another wonderful book by children’s author Phoebe Fox! Babies Bond celebrates the unique connection moms have with their babies. The haiku narrative is simple enough for the youngest child, yet poetic and descriptive, allowing the adult reader to enjoy the beautiful words that accompany the lovely watercolor illustrations. Fun facts included at the end are a great way to learn even more about animal babies. A blue whale calf drinks over fifty gallons of its mother’s milk per day! No doubt Babies Bond will become a treasured part of your book collection, one to be passed on to future generations.”
~ Torey Potter, RN, BSN, IBCLC
“Babies Bond introduces young children to haiku poetry and exquisite illustrations that demonstrate the bond between mother and baby. It would be beneficial for all families to have a copy of this beautiful book.”
~ Katie Finney, NICU Nurse, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
This beautiful collection of watercolor illustrations and artistic poems brings to life vivid images of the often unseen wonders in the natural world – animals creating that special bond between mothers and their newborns. Babies Bond is both educational and heartwarming, a book that will be treasured by families for years to come.
~ Debi Novotny – Curriculum Ed/Children’s Book Author
“Babies Bond, Phoebe Fox, Jim Fox (illustrator), Mamafox Books – In a series of haikus, this book introduces a wide variety of animal mothers and their young. From kangaroos to sloths, each haiku is accompanied by a soft watercolor illustration of their nurturing habits. The poems and images place a special emphasis on the value of mothers nursing their offspring and the special bonds between mothers and babies. The softness of the watercolor images echo the delicate nature of this relationship. The book closes with detailed and well-researched descriptions of each animal, providing a valuable educational opportunity.”
~ Eric Hoffer Book Awards