Walking through the Jungle

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Overview

Friendly advice for reading fun included in every book! READ AND SHARE is a unique first library for parents and children that helps build early readers' confidence. Grouped in four progressive levels, Read and Share books - available individually for the first time - are specially selected for qualities that encourage literacy skills and a love of reading. Sixteen top-quality books with notes for extending reading fun inspire the confidence parents and children need to experience the joys of reading . . . together. Plus an informative Parents' Handbook! What is Read and Share? -An expert selection of sixteen high-quality picture books by superb authors and illustrators, featuring a multicultural array of subjects, including poetry and rhymes, traditional songs, stories, and information books -Four progressive levels - Beginnings, Early Steps, Next Steps, and Taking Off - each including four fabulous picture books -Two full spreads inside each book offering suggestions and activities inspired by the story, designed to help parents and children get the most out of each book - and build a foundation for reading success -A separate 24-page, full-color Parents' Handbook providing extensive practical information and detailed answers to many of the questions parents ask about encouraging their children's literacy

In this traditional English nursery rhyme, a young boy imagines the sounds made by various animals in the jungle.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Part nursery rhyme, part guessing game, Lacome's playful book of paper collages conducts an imaginary jungle tour. ``Walking through the jungle, / What do you see? / Do you hear a noise? / What could it be?'' reads the text on the first spread, which shows a toddler against a blank background contemplating the sound ``ssssss.'' Turn the page, and that sibilant sound can be traced to a snake looping its way through a lush tropical wilderness. Illustrations integrate the foreign and the familiar (for example, some trees and vines sport heart-shaped leaves), and subtle variations in color disguise the frequent starkness of the cut-paper medium. Clean patterns and benevolent depictions of the animals balance the impact of Lacome's deep, dramatic palette and dense compositions--while her jungle teems with exotica, it is never chaotic. Layout and pacing are effectively varied, likely to keep vicarious jungle-goers on their toes. Ages 2-up. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
PreS-K-A young child walks, stomps, creeps, and leaps through the jungle to such questions as, ``What do you see?'' ``Can you hear a noise?'' and ``What can it be?'' answered by ``Over there! An elephant'' (or monkey or lion). Is he following me?'' Readers first see a double-paged spread, text on the left, the toddler performing the action described on the right. Animal sounds lead him through the next spreads, which have the answers and a page-and-a-half picture of each creature against colorful backgrounds thick with stylized plants. Although junglelike in their density, they have a flatness that gives the illustrations, done in paper collage augmented with what appears to be crayon and colored pencil, a cluttered feeling. The simple repetitive text, jungle animals, and sound effects will appeal to young children, but this book doesn't have the spark that makes even the simplest text come alive. Both Bill Martin's Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Holt, 1983) and Sue Williams's I Went Walking (Harcourt, 1990) are similar, but more satisfying, choices.-Karen James, Louisville Free Public Library, KY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780744536430
  • Publisher: Gardners Books
  • Publication date: 3/9/1995
  • Edition description: NEW
  • Sales rank: 1,448,914

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2004

    Wonderful!!!!!

    I had gotten this book when my son was 3yrs old. Today I am still reading it to him at age 8. I am studing to become a teacher and when ever I have to do a booktalk or storytelling I use this book. It is beautiful and fun.

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