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Safari Animals
     

Safari Animals

by Simms Taback
 

Here's a book that's also a guessing game! Turn the page for your first clue: "I have a huge mane." Open the flap and you'll see another: "I can roar." Open one more, and you'll see the answer to the riddle: "It's a lion!" In this colorful book of safari animals, the award-winning art of Simms Taback becomes a fun, interactive guessing game.

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Here's a book that's also a guessing game! Turn the page for your first clue: "I have a huge mane." Open the flap and you'll see another: "I can roar." Open one more, and you'll see the answer to the riddle: "It's a lion!" In this colorful book of safari animals, the award-winning art of Simms Taback becomes a fun, interactive guessing game.

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School Library Journal

PreS-K

This book is boldly illustrated and cheerful, with foldout pages that contain guessing games. On the first verso, "Who am I?" is written in a childlike, chunky font next to a pair of huge gray legs with pink-toed feet. The facing page is black, with the words "I have big feet" in white letters. Open it upward and a larger view of the animal is unveiled, this time exposing four gray legs, a curled-up trunk, and orange tusks. The newly opened flap is a vivid blue and contains the words, "I have a l-o-n-g nose." The page folds out once again to reveal the whole animal in an eye-catching green setting: "I'm an ELEPHANT!" That's the formula for six creatures-but the formula doesn't begin to describe the wonder of opening up each page into a satisfyingly enormous illustration in the master designer/illustrator's typically pleasing shapes with thick, black outlines and wildly contrasting colors. One particularly enjoyable spread shows a golden-brown hippo with yellow eyes, a pink polka-dot mouth, and a fabulously purple background. Young children will have a blast, over and over again, opening the pages, looking at the pictures, and identifying the animals.-Susan Weitz, formerly at Spencer-Van Etten School District, Spencer, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934706190
Publisher:
Blue Apple Books
Publication date:
04/30/2008
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
20
Product dimensions:
8.79(w) x 8.81(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Simms Taback won a Caldecott Honor Award for There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly and the Caldecott Medal for Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, of which Horn Book wrote, "The art sings with color and movement and humor and personality." He has collaborated with Harriet Ziefert for more than twenty years; working together, they have produced more than a dozen books, including When I First Came to This Land (Putnam) and Two Little Witches (Candlewick). He currently lives in Southern California.

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