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Eric Carle's Animals Animals (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Eric Carle's Animals Animals (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

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by Eric Carle

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A joyous treasury not to be missed by animal and poetry lovers, as well as Eric Carle fans of all ages.


A joyous treasury not to be missed by animal and poetry lovers, as well as Eric Carle fans of all ages.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Exuberantly illustrated by Carle ( The Very Hungry Caterpillar ), this collection of animal poems contains many pleasant surprises. Benjamin Franklin observes, ``What is a butterfly? At best / He's but a caterpillar dressed,'' and Clarence Day reports, ``The ant is knowing and wise; but / he doesn't know enough to take a vacation.'' ``A discovery!'' announces Yaku in a haiku. ``On my frog's smooth green belly /there sits no button.'' Meanwhile, Carle's brilliant patchwork of mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish and insects parades up and down tree trunks, alongside cityscapes and--most memorably--is enfolded in the billowing currents of oceans. Seeing and evoking all with a childlike, primitive verve, the illustrator depicts his menagerie at full tilt, with sensuous succulence. All ages. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
Lions, bugs, pelicans, squirrels, roosters, and other exuberant animals fly, swim, and romp through the pages of this spectacular book. Eric Carle's stunning illustrations accompany more than fifty animal poems written by famous authors such as Ogden Nash, Carl Sandburg, Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Rudyard Kipling, and Jack Prelutsky.

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Demco Media
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9.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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Eric Carle's Animals Animals 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We picked this book up from our local library. When I picked this book up I thought it would be a great read for K and myself.  But it didn't seem to hold K's interest within the book being as it is poems. He likes an actually story.   For him I guess the poems and rhyming didn't really keep him wanting to read more.  I do love this author's work but this book just didn't keep us wanting to read. For those that like poems by different authors then I say give this book a go you may like it, but it was not something for us. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think I must be the only parent in America who doesn't like Eric Carle's work, in general. I like his drawings, but not the stories. This work is the perfect solution, for the text is short poems from world literature. The result is a book that will last a long time, for my 21 month-old son loves the pictures now as he's leaning the names and sounds of these animals, and the poetry will keep it engaging for years to come.