I Know a Rhino

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These are my friends
I know them, you see.
I know them quite well...
because they live with me!

Charles Fuge's delightful rhyming text and absolutely adorable images bring to life a little girl and her charming animals as they play all day. She spins round with her hippo, blows bubbles in the bath with giraffe, and picnics on ...

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Overview

NOW IN BOARD

These are my friends
I know them, you see.
I know them quite well...
because they live with me!

Charles Fuge's delightful rhyming text and absolutely adorable images bring to life a little girl and her charming animals as they play all day. She spins round with her hippo, blows bubbles in the bath with giraffe, and picnics on brown bread and honey with her bear when it's sunny. And, did you ever meet a leopard in top hat and tail? He's simply the best, as anyone can see. It's the most delightful menagerie imaginable, and the sweetest story--with a little twist at the end.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A spunky preschooler proves she's learned an important life lesson: it's who you know that counts. "I know a Rhino/ We like to take tea," she informs readers, as the huge horned beast daintily pours out a pot and a tiny stool collapses beneath his weight. "I have two sugars/ and Rhino has three." The seven other animals making up her unusual circle include an illness-prone dragon and a leopard with a penchant for formal wear. What's more, as the narrator reveals in the final page, the members of this motley menagerie aren't mere acquaintances; all of them "live with me!" (as beloved stuffed toys that the girl snuggles with as she sleeps). While not quite up to the unfettered goofiness of his Sometimes I Like to Curl Up Like a Ball, Fuge still conveys humor and good cheer with full-bleed spreads that capitalize on the animals' various attributes (one turns vertical when the girl introduces a bubble-bath loving giraffe). He furnishes the stage-like scenes with minimal bright, monochromatic backdrops, keeping the focus on the animal guests' often overwhelming size and elaborate texture. Rhino's portrait, for example, emphasizes the folds of ample flesh that hang over its ribs. Preschoolers will delight in the zoologically incorrect situations put forth by the pert heroine. Ages 3-6. (Oct.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
A delightful peek into the imagination of a toddler, this board book will amuse adults and children alike. A little girl describes all the things she and her friends do together like having tea parties, mud fights, bubble baths, spinning in circles and even picnicking. The only thing is, all of her friends are stuffed animals she imagines to be real. The delightful illustrations allow an adult to recall a time when a rhino might very well have shown up for tea, and it was not at all out of the ordinary for a leopard to sport a suit, tie and top hat for a game of dress-up. Children will enjoy the rhyming verse and whimsical scenes cleverly crafted by the author/illustrator; adults will enjoy a return to the realm of possibility, unspoiled by adult worldliness and cynicism. Lovable characters and amusing verse will make this a perennial favorite of all. 2003 (orig. 2002), Sterling Publishing Co Inc, Ages 3 to 6.
— Bethany Miller Cole
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-A happy preschooler certainly knows how to fill up her day with fun and friends. She hosts a rhino for tea, has mud fights with a pig, dances with an ape, takes care of a dragon with a cold, and bathes with a giraffe. Fuge's bright, warmhearted and silly illustrations fill each spread, with the lovable creatures taking center stage along with the endearing protagonist. The playful, rhythmic text and bold pictures make this a surefire storytime hit. When readers discover that these imaginary playmates are really stuffed-animal friends, the magic is brought home in a comforting, loving bedtime scene.-Shelley B. Sutherland, Niles Public Library District, IL Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
A young girl transforms her day in imaginative rhyming play with her many animal friends. Beginning with tea time, the rhinoceros delicately pours their beverage from a bright, yellow, happy-faced teapot. Continuing with seven two-page spreads, she fights in the mud with a pig, dances with an orangutan, twirls around and around with a hippopotamus, doctors a sick dragon, bathes with a giraffe (here the scene turns sideways), snacks with a brown bear, and dresses up with a leopard. Each setting is well-composed and centers on the two friends who only have smiles for one another. Luminous colors enhance each scene, which mirror a child's imaginative play. Though the text supports the art on each page, there are one or two awkward rhythms that detract just a bit from the established flow if the reader isn't prepared. After a long day of play, the young girl sits on the rhino and she and her animal friends march upstairs to bed where it turns out, of course, that she snuggles down with each of them . . . stuffed. A trifle, but listeners will enjoy identifying each animal as their simple rhyme begins, "I know a . . . " (Picture book. 2-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402708619
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Edition description: BOARD
  • Pages: 22
  • Sales rank: 91,294
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years

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  • Posted December 31, 2011

    Fond Memories

    GREAT story about a little girl playing make believe with her animals. Our daughter memorized this book when she was 2. She acted like she was reading it and turned the pages at all the right places! We love this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2010

    amazing-the best book ever

    i got this book for a kiddo who was afraid to sleep in his room because he was afraid animals would get him. i already loved the book but when i read it to him he loved it and new that it was only his stuffed animals> the rhyming in the book is great and so are the pictures. every kid should read i know a rhino because it is simply one of the best children's book ever i am simply speechless this book is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted May 12, 2010

    Great read for both adults and children.

    Great gift with a stuffed animal from the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    I know a Rhino....

    My kids and I LOVE this book so much, we wore out the first copy and had to purchase a second!!
    Great pictures, cute and easy rhyming, good use of imagination.
    Will buy it again when this one dies out!! :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2005

    Enjoyable- a terrific read!

    My husband, my daughter and I all adore this book, and so does everyone I have given it to. The rhyming is wonderful, and the pictures are great. Definitely purchase this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2004

    Our favorite!

    This is a fabulous book, with enchanting drawings and a great rhyme you won't tire of easily! Highly recommended - our one year old loves it.

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