Hey, Daddy! New book by author Mary Batten.

Hey, Daddy! Animal Fathers and Their Babies

Single mothers are the norm throughout the animal kingdom, but there are some species in which the dads care for their offspring in quite remarkable ways.

Daddy songbirds share parenting duties equally with the mom. Emperor penguin dads incubate the eggs through a dark, freezing Antarctic winter. Meet them and other dads in this book, beautifully illustrated by Higgins Bond. Published by Peachtree Publishers.


"Batten reinforces for all fathers and their children (and their children's moms) the significant role that fathers play in nature . . . This tender book helps all of us better understand the role of fathers in the lives of their children in nature, and to see that human fathers who are nurturing and involved with their children are perfectly natural."
Wayne Parker, Fatherhood website
Read full review at Fatherhood.com

"...offers a good deal of information in an attractive format and will be a welcome addition to most libraries."
October 1, 2002

Selected Works

Female mate choice plays a powerful role in evolution.
Every person in the world and many animals have belly buttons. Do you know why? This book gives the answer in terms that young readers can understand.
War is hell on Earth. The world's armed forces are the single biggest polluters of the planet.
When exotic species invade ecosystems, they threaten the existence of native species and upset the balance of life.
Single mothers are the norm throughout the animal kingdom, but there are some animal daddies that care for their young in remarkable ways.
Lions and tigers and cheetahs, oh my!
This book is about anthropologist Magdalena Hurtado and her work with a group of hunter-gatherers in Paraguay.
All about bioluminescence
About the bizarre world of carnivorous plants.
A baby gray wolf grows up.
A book about sleep.

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