Animal Soup

Animal Soup

by Todd H. Doodler
     
 
Animal Soup tickles the taste buds and the funny bone!
Get ready to meet squales, gorillacans, birdles, and many more mixed-up creatures when you try to guess what's under each sturdy flap. Bold art, playful text, and silly names will have children asking for a second helping of Animal Soup. This deliciously mixed-up animal book is from the

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Animal Soup tickles the taste buds and the funny bone!
Get ready to meet squales, gorillacans, birdles, and many more mixed-up creatures when you try to guess what's under each sturdy flap. Bold art, playful text, and silly names will have children asking for a second helping of Animal Soup. This deliciously mixed-up animal book is from the author and illustrator of The Zoo I Drew! The ingredients for Animal Soup include: a squale (squirrel + whale), birdle (bird + turtle), a tigeroceros (tiger + rhinoceros), croctopus (crocodile + octopus), a gorillican (gorilla + pelican), a flamonkey (flamingo + monkey), and one tall, big eared girelephant (giraffe + elephant)!

 

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This board book with flaps combines animals to make amusing hybrids. Two digitally rendered cartoon animals appear on each spread. “What would I be if I were pink from head to toe... and I swung by my tail from a tree?” reads the text above a flamingo and a monkey. Lifting a large flap on the right shows the result: “Flamingo + monkey = Flamonkey.” Readers should get a kick out of venturing guesses and discovering such species as “Croctopus” (crocodile and octopus) and “Gorillican” (gorilla and pelican), whose wide-eyed expressions make them seem pretty shocked about the transformations themselves. Ages 3–5. (May)
Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
The bright blue cover of this 8" square joke book for preschool youngsters displays a picture of a large red and white soup can with a monkey in the top and duck feet sticking out of two holes near the bottom. This will be the only time the soup can appears but it serves as a visual introduction to "a mixed up animal flap book." The first double-page spread shows a bird on the left side and a turtle on the right. "What would I be if I had wings to fly . . . but walked very slowly instead?" is written across both pages. If the full-page flap on the right side is lifted upward, underneath is a picture of an imaginary animal. "Bird + Turtle = Birdle." The answers may not always be easy to guess, because the text does not supply the names of the normal animals when they are introduced. For instance, one of the double-page spreads shows a striped animal on one side and a large grey animal with a single horn on his nose on other side. "What would I be if I had black and orange stripes and a horn on the end of my nose?" Answer, a tigeroceros. The book has seven of these challenges. Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375858086
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/11/2010
Pages:
14
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

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