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Illustrates the concept of size by comparing different animals, ...
Illustrates the concept of size by comparing different animals, from the smallest visible animals to the largest.
The collages show artistic license: The Siamese cat is charcoal- colored, instead of the more common representation of buff with dark ears and tail; the capybara doesn't appear to have webbed feet; the Virginia opossum looks strangely unlike itself. The main problem is that Jenkins (Looking Down, 1995, etc.) is unclear about his audience: The opening paragraph on evolution is difficult for young readers; the rest of the book does not reinforce that paragraph for older readers and will put them off as little more than a naming or comparison game.
Posted September 14, 2012
This is a great book! I love the concept behind the book. However, it does not work well on a Nook. Maybe if you could view a 2-page spread it would be better. This book would be a great read for all children in a printed copy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.