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Posted July 21, 2010
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Children learn about animals and themselves as a people and individuals.
"How to Be" is a book that teaches and entertains at the same time. Lisa Brown cleverly uses the various traits of different animals to show children good qualities in people. The book takes children through `how to be' seven different animals - with the seventh being humans. The illustrated title pages give children an opportunity to think about each featured animal and then tell what they know about the animal's behaviors. Then, when they turn the pages, they get to see if they were right. Lisa Brown's humorous and thought provoking illustrations are another source of entertainment for children while they learn about animals and themselves as people and individuals. My four-year-old granddaughter loves the illustrations of children acting out each animal's behavior. She also enjoys when the children and animals join together in the "How to be a Person" section. This is a good read-together book. However, the simple and entertaining illustrations also make it a book that children can enjoy looking at alone.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.