The fifth and final picture book nominated for this year's Morning Calm Medal is My First Day written by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page.
"The first day of life is different for every animal... Some hit the ground running... The Caldecott Honor–winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page apply their considerable talents to revealing how twenty two different species, from the emperor penguin to the Siberian tiger, adapt to that traumatic first few hours of life, with or without parental help. Jenkins’s vividly colorful cut-paper illustrations are eye-poppingly three-dimensional and as exquisite as ever. While the text is short and sweet, an illustrated guide provides descriptions of the twenty two animals in the back. Fantastic!" - Amazon review
Check out Steve Jenkins website to see what else he has written...
"My father was a scientist and encouraged my interest
in the natural world."
Here is a slideshow in which he explains why he creates children's books http://www.teachingbooks.net/slideshows/jenkins/jenkins_why.html
Here is a prezi if you want to learn more about Steve Jenkins