Imaginary Menagerie

Imaginary Menagerie

by Layne Longfellow, Woodleigh Marx Hubbard
     
 
Preschool. Imagine if you had a cat, a spider, a dog, a snail, a centipede, and a giraffe. What would you do? A playful, rhyming text and exuberant illustrations, combined with peek-a-boo, die-cut windows and fold out pages, will encourage readers to use their imaginations as they meet a delightful parade of colorful and wacky creatures.

Overview

Preschool. Imagine if you had a cat, a spider, a dog, a snail, a centipede, and a giraffe. What would you do? A playful, rhyming text and exuberant illustrations, combined with peek-a-boo, die-cut windows and fold out pages, will encourage readers to use their imaginations as they meet a delightful parade of colorful and wacky creatures.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Peek-a-boo windows and fold-out pages draw readers into an Imaginary Menagerie, which is comprised of five such rhymed suppositions, the brainchild of author/psychiatrist Longfellow, who "noticed that kids love to say words over and over and over and over and over." Be that as it may, this is a slim premise for a picture book, and unremarkable in its realization. Still, as a vehicle for Hubbard's frolicking menagerie, the package is worthy of consideration. Gaily colored and highly designed, the gouache compositions provide just the touch of whimsy needed to enhance and enliven the minimal text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811807975
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
8.31(w) x 8.25(h) x 2.06(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

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