cover image Animal Friends

Animal Friends

Maya Ajmera. Charlesbridge Publishing, $7.95 (20pp) ISBN 978-1-57091-502-4

Two smiling boys one Middle Eastern, one African cuddle baby goats in the opening spread of Animal Friends: A Global Celebration of Children and Animals by Maya Ajmera and John D. Ivanko. Later, an Asian toddler kisses a guinea pig on the nose and a freckle-faced redhead holds a kitten as the text points out the features (e.g., big/small, feathers/scales) of the animals pictured in the full-color photographs. (Feb.)