Follow the Line Around the World

Follow the Line Around the World

by Laura Ljungkvist
     
 

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Follow the line from the camels of the Sahara Desert to the blue whales of Greenland, from the giraffes of Kenya's grasslands to the kangaroos of Australia's Outback. This new Follow the Line book?illustrated in Laura Ljungkvist's signature line style?takes young children around the world to see animals in their natural habitats. With informative facts and aSee more details below

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Follow the line from the camels of the Sahara Desert to the blue whales of Greenland, from the giraffes of Kenya's grasslands to the kangaroos of Australia's Outback. This new Follow the Line book?illustrated in Laura Ljungkvist's signature line style?takes young children around the world to see animals in their natural habitats. With informative facts and a gentle environmental message, Follow the Line Around the World is sure to appeal to those interested in taking better care of the earth.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
As she has done in her other "Follow the Line" books, Ljungkvist uses a single unbroken line to lead readers across the pages, outlining what she wants to picture. After a rhyming introduction, she begins this trip around the world. The first stop is Kenya, where brief information is provided about several of the native animals. The line proceeds to Greenland, where we meet walruses, whales and polar bears. Then it is back to Africa, where we learn about the pyramids, camels and cobras. The line is almost lost in the colors and creatures of the Amazon rainforest. It then draws its way through the shades of purple of Sri Lanka, only to "dry off" in Mexico amid the plants and animals. Stops are made in Antarctica, the Russian taiga, Australia, New York City and outer space. As the thin black line meanders through the geography, it produces very simple outlined objects. The scenes are enhanced with broad areas of color that sometimes define an animal, while other times offer more detail, as in the Amazon, where the jaguar's spotted yellow coat stands out from the many greens of the foliage, or in the Antarctic with its black and yellow penguins. The few lines of text flow and curve as they deliver information. Using a single line can suggest a challenge for young artists. The journey can be followed on a final world map. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal

K-Gr 2

In Ljungkvist's third "Follow the Line" story, readers are again led on a journey, and, this time, the twists and turns take them around the globe. Children first meet the line on the cover where it sets the stage to travel from Kenya to Greenland, the Sahara Desert, the Amazon Rainforest, and other places before going into outer space. On each spread, readers are given a wide range of facts about the location. This book will delight children as they follow the line and gather information about Sri Lanka where "Sea turtles can live to be over 80 years old" to the Russian taiga with its "Evergreens shaped like cones, so snow can easily slide off their branches." While this picture book lacks a traditional storytelling format, it will likely delight children who are in awe of its graphic venture around the world.-Susannah Richards, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Kirkus Reviews
In a natural follow-up to Follow the Line (2006) and Follow the Line Through the House (2007), Ljungkvist runs a new continuous black line from the front cover through each continent, back to New York City, into space for a gander at the universe, then onto the rear cover to spell out a cheery "Hej då" ("bye-bye" in Swedish). Along the way that versatile line draws easily recognizable giraffes and elephants, cacti, camels, kangaroos and polar bears-all mingling with pale-hued images of flora and fauna in silkscreen-style settings and captioned with scattered bits of natural history: "Camels have big padded feet to help them walk on the soft, hot sand." Retracing the entire itinerary across a map on the final spread, she closes with a plea to "Help save the animals and keep the air clean, / the water pure, and the forests green." Like its predecessors, this offers at once a challenging exercise for budding artists and a satisfying journey for armchair travelers. (Picture book. 5-8)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101642986
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
05/15/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
15 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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