This board book is sure to capture the attention of the very young with its question and answer approach. Nine familiar Australian animals, such as the echidna, emu, dugong, and bilby feature, but what do you call their babies? Set against solid boldly coloured backgrounds, each creature is simply drawn with strong colours and minimal lines. Each image offers a secure, warm relationship between adult animals and their young. The repetitive refrain, ‘What do you call a baby … ? followed by the simple answer is ideal for engaging attention and offering a guessing game to ask such questions as baby hatchlings and puggles are the babies of which Australian animals?
The illustrator Kamsani Bin Salleh is descended from the Nimunburr and Yawuru people (Kimberley) and the Ballardong Noongar people, northeast of Perth.