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Animal Spots and Stripes

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With a bold palette, striking graphics, and a bouncing menagerie of animals, this pair of uniquely formatted lift-the-flap books introduces young readers to the basic concepts of counting and patterns. Each is a boisterous, vivid trek of discovery, providing irresistible clues which encourage lifting the flap—a hands-on, educator-approved strategy of uncovering and learning concepts. Whether it's finding out just who's next in Animal 123, or exploring differently patterned creatures hiding in the habitats of ...

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Overview

With a bold palette, striking graphics, and a bouncing menagerie of animals, this pair of uniquely formatted lift-the-flap books introduces young readers to the basic concepts of counting and patterns. Each is a boisterous, vivid trek of discovery, providing irresistible clues which encourage lifting the flap—a hands-on, educator-approved strategy of uncovering and learning concepts. Whether it's finding out just who's next in Animal 123, or exploring differently patterned creatures hiding in the habitats of Animal Spots and Stripes, these ultra-sturdy books provide not just an intriguing way to communicate essential building blocks of learning, but also offer an energetic playground of sheer delight.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This interactive board book features various striped and spotted animals, while cutaway flaps integrated into the digital collage art conceal an animal with the other patterning. Four “spotted dogs” run along a green grove of trees, and beneath a tree-shaped flap is a red and orange “striped cat.” Wide-eyed lemurs make the acquaintance of a spotted snake, and while three spotted frogs rest on lily pads, another leaps to slurp up a “striped bug.” The chameleons featured in the final spread, break the interactive pattern and demonstrate that spots and stripes are not mutually exclusive. A clean design, peek-a-boo windows die-cut into the flaps, and cheerful depictions of the animals make this a diverting introduction to some basic patterns and wildlife. Available simultaneously: Animal 123. Ages 2–4. (Mar.)
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"Bold visuals and playful arrangements" - The New York Times
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The focus is pattern recognition—specifically spots and stripes—but there is a lot more to be found in the padded large format, lift-the-flap book. There are a variety of animals that are presented in various sizes and shapes. Young children will learn their names and absorb the information in the pictures. Frogs are bigger than the bugs they eat. Fish are attracted to worms on a fishing hook. A turtle can hole up in its shell when frightened even though it may be a spider a fraction of its size that has caused the alarm. The illustrations which cover a spread are full of good humor and lifting the large flap always reveals a surprise and often adds to the humor—such as spotted dogs and a striped cat that they have chased up a tree. Striped zebras are overshadowed by a spotted giraffe. Amusing and informative, young children will enjoy this offering and its companion Animal 123. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS—In Animal 123, each spread shows a different creature. The featured number appears on a sturdy flap; when lifted, it reveals animals with the next number. For example, the spread devoted to "3 tall giraffes" reveals "4 tall giraffes" when the flap is lifted, then "4 swimming hippos" become "5 swimming hippos." The last page, with 9 dancing dragonflies, becomes 10 and reveals a final flap showing all of the animals to be counted again. Spots has a similar format. The flap on the spotted-dog page reveals a striped cat, and striped caterpillars are paired with spotted butterflies. In both books, the flaps have cutouts revealing a hint of the picture beneath, inviting readers to flip it open. The bright, friendly looking animals are on plain backgrounds, making it easy to see the concept. Both titles will appeal to young listeners.—Laura Stanfield, Campbell County Public Library, Ft. Thomas, KY
Pamela Paul
Teckentrup…uses bold visuals and playful arrangements that make uncovering each flap's hidden contents a worthwhile discovery.
—The New York Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452109947
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 2/22/2012
  • Series: Templar Series
  • Pages: 20
  • Sales rank: 1,113,931
  • Age range: 1 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Britta Teckentrup is the author and illustrator of more than a dozen books which have received numerous starred reviews. She lives in Berlin, Germany, with her husband and son.

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