Over 80 illustrations. All living creatures have a wonderful story to tell through the lives of their babies. Absorbing, appealing, and vulnerable, yound creatures just entering the world, though often charming, have a great deal to face in order to survive to adulthood. From birds, reptiles, and mammals to fish, spiders, insects, and amphibians, this volume covers in detail such topics as birth, early care, and development; feeding and growth; self-defense; imitation and play; training for adulthood; and the moment of independence. Illustrated with over 80 full-color photographs, here is an informative introduction to the early lives of animals of all kinds.