A nice first edition of How They Grow written and illustrated by Margaret Waring Buck and published by Abingdon Press of Nashville and New York in 1972.
There are 40 pages in this 9 1/2" x 7 1/4" book.
Every creature has its own way of growing.
The caterpillar changes into a pupa and then to a butterfly. The tadpole grows legs and changes into a frog. Newly hatched songbirds develop from scrawny, featherless young ones into winged adults. Hairless, blind, pink creatures become quick, furry mice. So it goes, for the young of many smaller creatures look little like their parents.
Margaret Waring Buck, who raised and studied animals large and small, traces in clear prose and bright watercolour the arrival and growth of selected insects, amphibians, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals.
Text and illustrations demonstrate the patterns of growth in various small animals.
A good condition first edition, although there are some marks and a small tear on the dust cover, the pages are completely unmarked. Please see photos.