Baboon

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On his first trip into the world, a baby baboon meets a very slow turtle and concludes that the world is slow. But then, as his mother takes him farther afield, he sees much more: he watches a hungry crocodile, a thundering herd of elephants, a swift gazelle, a rhinoceros. He feels the heat of a fire, the softness of grass, the warmth of the sun. Throughout the day, everything he experiences expands his understanding, and when night falls, he has seen with his own eyes that the ...

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Overview

On his first trip into the world, a baby baboon meets a very slow turtle and concludes that the world is slow. But then, as his mother takes him farther afield, he sees much more: he watches a hungry crocodile, a thundering herd of elephants, a swift gazelle, a rhinoceros. He feels the heat of a fire, the softness of grass, the warmth of the sun. Throughout the day, everything he experiences expands his understanding, and when night falls, he has seen with his own eyes that the world is a big and varied place.

With its simple, rhythmic text and bold, impressionistic jungle pictures, Baboon is a book to share with children as they explore their own new worlds.

A young baboon's view of the world changes as his mother shows him various parts of his environment.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A nave young baboon, just discovering his world, extrapolates from every encounter in this quasi-metaphysical tale first published in France. When Baboon comes upon a tortoise, he remarks to his mother, "The world is slow." Later, a fleet-footed gazelle changes his mind. When a fire convinces Baboon that "the world is hot," his mother philosophically answers, "Not always." In spite of seemingly volatile elements-fire crackles, predators lurk and an elephant stampede seems imminent-the tale is devoid of tension. Hallensleben's expansive, meltingly blended paintings create a magnificent setting; they adopt a range of unusual perspectives, often from over the baboons' shoulders, and the creamy colors, from chartreuse greens to cobalt night skies to deep teal waters, are truly luscious. He also portrays the observant, quizzical postures of the wide-eyed baby baboon with great tenderness. The artwork's hazy softness reflects the story's pensive mood. Banks and Hallensleben, previously paired for Spider Spider, present a lovely but listless land, where Baboon tests many notions and concludes simply, "The world is big." Ages 3-6. (Apr.)
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"A naive young baboon, just discovering his world, extrapolates from every encounter in this quasi-metaphysical tale," said PW. "The expansive, meltingly blended paintings create a magnificent setting." Ages 3-6. (Mar.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
The illustrations are sensational; painterly in warm earth tones that are quite inviting. The story is also a special one. A wise mother guides her baby as he explores his world. She guides him through the process and helps him see the whole picture to counter his experiences, which are just little pieces of the world. A great bed time story.
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PreS-Gr 2Baby Baboon begins to notice various fascinating phenomena from which he draws conclusions about the world. He sees a forest and decides the world is green. "Some of it," says his mother. He watches a turtle and says, "The world is slow." "It can be," answers his mother. He observes predators, a forest fire, a swift gazelle, and soft grass; his mother wisely agrees that each of these wonders is the world. In simple, dreamlike paintings, Hallensleben conveys both the changing colors of the day in the ochre-green jungle and the warm microcosm of the mother with her baby clinging to her neck. The impressionistic illustrations reinforce the calm mood of the well-written text. The words and pictures are perfectly matched and equally compelling. A good choice for parent-child sharing.Karen MacDonald, Teaticket Elementary School, MA
Kirkus Reviews
Another intimate tête-à-tête between mother and child from the creators of Spider, Spider (1996); here a baboon takes her baby on a walk through the bush, providing gentle commentary on his pronouncements. He waits for a turtle to pass, and notes, "The world is slow." "It can be." Of a fire, he says, "The world is hot!" "Not always." Upon seeing a crocodile, he says, "The world is hungry." "Sometimes you are hungry, too." Hallensleben dims the light and saturates the page with greens and browns in his broadly brushed paintings to create a tranquil, cozy feeling perfectly attuned to the comforting tone of such tender give-and-take. First-rate lap and bedtime reading.
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"Simple, eloquent." —Starred, The Horn Book

"Banks opens young children's eyes to the message that there is more to their universe than they might know or understand . . . A book that will support children's own questioning." —Starred, Booklist

"Hallensleben dims the light and saturates the page with greens and browns in his broadly brushed paintings to create a tranquil, cozy feeling perfectly attuned to the comforting tone of such tender give-and-take." Starred, Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780374404734
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Publication date: 3/1/2004
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.99 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben have collaborated on several picture books. The author lives in the South of France and the artist lives in Paris, France.

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