Parenting Papas: Unusual Animal Fathers
is a cute little book, (39 pages) of a reading level higher than 3rd or 4th grade but it would be enjoyed if read aloud by much younger children. It has good color photographs.
This book highlights animal species in which males
take an active role in parenting
of the young.
: The male remains close to the mother and cubs to offer protection, food and training.
: The male has brooding pouches and carries his blind tadpole
s around for 7 weeks.
: Males build the nest, guard and fan the egg
s and chase away all potential predator
s, including the mother
s: Males holds and even fertilizes the eggs in their pouch.
s carry eggs on their back for 2 weeks before they hatch.
This is a cute book for father
s to read aloud
to their kids.