¿El canguro tiene mamá? (Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?)

¿El canguro tiene mamá? (Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother, Too?)

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by Eric Carle
     
 

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Do animals have mothers, too? Of course they do -- just like me and you! Once again, Eric Carle reassures and delights children in this colorful album of animal mothers and their babies. Beautifully rendered family portraits of familiar and beloved creatures are accompanied by playful text in question-and-answer form, inviting children and adults to read aloud… See more details below

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Do animals have mothers, too? Of course they do -- just like me and you! Once again, Eric Carle reassures and delights children in this colorful album of animal mothers and their babies. Beautifully rendered family portraits of familiar and beloved creatures are accompanied by playful text in question-and-answer form, inviting children and adults to read aloud together. Kids will love learning the names of animal babies and their moms, and a bonus page at the back will encourage them to discover more about the natural world.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Nearly a dozen animals are introduced, substituted into the titular question. "Carle's innovative textures, quirky perspectives and glowing, jewel tones mark these stylized images of affectionate animal mothers and their endearing young," said PW. Ages 3-6. (Mar.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"YES! A kangaroo has a mother. Just like you and me," responds Carle to the query posed by the title of his latest collage-filled book. Ten additional, identically phrased questions and answers follow, each centered on a different animal, including the lion, penguin, swan, bear, elephant and monkey. This limited, singsong text may make reading aloud repetitious, but Carle's collages are as vibrant and refreshing as ever. Innovative textures, quirky perspectives and glowing, jewel tones mark these stylized images of affectionate animal mothers and their endearing young. The final query ("And do animal mothers love their babies?") breaks the narrative pattern, though the rejoinder is just as predictable: "YES! YES! Of course they do. Animal mothers love their babies, just as yours loves you." Though this will likely not be the perennial favorite among Carle's creations, it has an appealing twinkle. At book's end is a roundup of the specific names of each animal baby, its parents and group name (e.g., for sheep: the baby is a lamb, a ewe and ram are its parents, a group is a flock). Ages 3-6. (Jan.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Children are fascinated with animals and are particularly intrigued by young animals and their mothers. Eric Carle uses animals to answer the age-old question of whether all mothers love their babies. An off-camera narrator repeatedly asks whether a particular animal has "a mother, too" again and again in this repetitive and comforting tale. After seeing one baby animal after another paired up with its mother, the all-important question is asked: "And do animal mothers love their babies, too?" True to form, the reader is reassured that all mothers love their babies, even mother animals. Carle's signature collages make this easy-to-read story much more than your typical beginning reader. His use of color and composition make this a book a must for every child's book collection. The back matter of this book offers more information on each animal mentioned. The name of the baby (e.g., lamb) and its parents (e.g., ewe and ram) are included as well as what a group of each animal is called (e.g., flock). Preschoolers will add these new words to their vocabularies as fast as they can hear them! 2000, HarperCollins, Ages 3 to 6.
—Joan Kindig, Ph.D.
Bold, colorful, texture-rich, playful illustrations make this a visual delight for youngsters. The playful question-and-answer text invites reading aloud. Repetition of key phrases can help preschoolers take first steps toward reading readiness. A page at the end provides the correct names of the animals, their offspring, and animal groups. Lots of fun. 2000, HarperCollins Children's Books, $16.95. Ages 3 mo. to 5. Reviewer: S. Kleven SOURCE: Parent Council Volume 8

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060011109
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,349,512
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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