Spot the Animals: A Lift-the-Flap Book of Colors

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What's hiding there? This charming novelty book, created with the experts at the American Museum of Natural History, is an irresistible first-concept book, combining colors and animals. Peek-a-boo holes in the flaps reveal a bit of a brightly hued creature hiding underneath, making a fun guessing game for preschoolers. Readers can lift the flaps to discover six animals cleverly camouflaged in their natural habitats, from rainforests to coral reefs. Illustrated by Caldecott Honor award-winner Steve Jenkins, Spot ...
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Overview

What's hiding there? This charming novelty book, created with the experts at the American Museum of Natural History, is an irresistible first-concept book, combining colors and animals. Peek-a-boo holes in the flaps reveal a bit of a brightly hued creature hiding underneath, making a fun guessing game for preschoolers. Readers can lift the flaps to discover six animals cleverly camouflaged in their natural habitats, from rainforests to coral reefs. Illustrated by Caldecott Honor award-winner Steve Jenkins, Spot the Animals is sure to be a favorite.
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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times - Pamela Paul
Using vibrant, seemingly fantastical hues, Jenkins rarely resorts to the generic animal or the usual cast of characters. His animals are accurately depicted, neither cartoonized nor cutesified. They are refreshingly specific, too…Handsomely designed and durably sturdy, this is a book nature-loving children will snatch out of the hands of their younger siblings…
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“A perfect lift-the-flap exploration of color and natural history. Readers are beckoned to spot various animals of different hues that nestle behind die-cut flaps that simulate their natural habitat. Hyper-realistic collagist Jenkins is at his best here, depicting several unusual creatures, such as a ghost crab, a giant stink bug and an emerald tree boa, which are hidden behind grass and leaves respectively. The simple text queries readers directly on each page--“Can you spot the blue animal?” (or purple or orange)-thus reinforcing the unifying theme of color. Readers reveal the hiding animal by opening the sturdy flaps, which have nicely rounded edges for little fingers and allow hints of the animal's color to poke through the die-cut holes. Just enough for the audience, there is one sentence of factual information for each creature per spread. The last two pages review the colors and animals depicted in a graphically clean layout. This peekaboo expedition is a delightful introduction to the animal kingdom for budding young naturalists. (Board book. 2-4)” --Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal
PreS-K—This imaginative lift-the-flap book is full of beautifully crafted images, and children will find the bold graphics and intricate details enormously appealing. Each page asks readers if they can spot a partially hidden creature of a different color. Part of the animal is visible from behind the flap. "This speedy little animal runs sideways and lives at the beach." It is not just a crab, but a more descriptive "ghost crab." Children will learn colors, and the strong vocabulary words will help with kindergarten readiness.—Kris Hickey, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH
Kirkus Reviews
A perfect lift-the-flap exploration of color and natural history. Readers are beckoned to spot various animals of different hues that nestle behind die-cut flaps that simulate their natural habitat. Hyper-realistic collagist Jenkins is at his best here, depicting several unusual creatures, such as a ghost crab, a giant stink bug and an emerald tree boa, which are hidden behind grass and leaves respectively. The simple text queries readers directly on each page--"Can you spot the blue animal?" (or purple or orange)--thus reinforcing the unifying theme of color. Readers reveal the hiding animal by opening the sturdy flaps, which have nicely rounded edges for little fingers and allow hints of the animal's color to poke through the die-cut holes. Just enough for the audience, there is one sentence of factual information for each creature per spread. The last two pages review the colors and animals depicted in a graphically clean layout. This peekaboo expedition is a delightful introduction to the animal kingdom for budding young naturalists. (Board book. 2-4)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402777233
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Pages: 16
  • Sales rank: 455,294
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated nearly 20 picture books, including the Caldecott Honor-winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. Steve lives in Boulder, CO. To learn more about him and his books, visit stevejenkinsbooks.com.
 
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the largest and most respected museums in the world. Since the Museum was founded in 1869, its collections have grown to include more than 32 million specimens and artifacts relating to the natural world and human cultures. The Museum showcases its collections in 46 exhibition halls, and behind the scenes a scientific staff of more than 200 carries out cutting-edge research. Millions of people from around the world visit the Museum each year. Visit the Museum online at amnh.org.
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