Lizard Sees the World

Lizard Sees the World

by Susan Tews, George L. Crespo
     
 

A lizard sets out to climb to the place where the edge of the world meets the sky, so that he can look down and see the whole bowl that is the world. See more details below

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A lizard sets out to climb to the place where the edge of the world meets the sky, so that he can look down and see the whole bowl that is the world.

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Children's Literature - Sue Reichard
This is a delightful tale told in the setting of the Grand Canyon. Lizard decides he wants to see the whole world. He sets out on a journey and finds he is not alone in the canyon. His curiosity and determination take him far in his adventure where he makes a big discovery! Children will be delighted by this imaginative tale with its beautiful illustrations.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3Lizard is off to see the whole world. Along the way, the animals he meets tell him what they think he will find: Trout explains that the world is "wet and bubbly" and full of currents, while Hummingbird informs him that it is "breezes and gusts." All seem content in their small view except for Lizard. He climbs to where the earth meets the sky (the top of a canyon, although he doesn't know this) to discover that it is not the top of the world, as he'd imagined, but only the beginning of it. The oil paintings, in desert yellows and green set against a blue sky, feature realistic animals with a comic touch and give a nice sense of scale and perspective. Varying from double-page spreads to single-page pictures facing text and spot illustrations on white, the layout is effective to the movement of the story. The text is spare and has the rhythm and feeling of a traditional tale. A good choice for reading aloud.Nina Lindsay, Vista School, Albany, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395726624
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/22/1997
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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