Way Far Away on a Wild Safari

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Overview

Grab your binoculars
and follow me.
Let's travel far away
on a wild safari.

There are lots of fun trails!
Many sights to see!
As we hike, hike, hike,
on this wild safari.

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Overview

Grab your binoculars
and follow me.
Let's travel far away
on a wild safari.

There are lots of fun trails!
Many sights to see!
As we hike, hike, hike,
on this wild safari.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Julie Hendrix
Our brave main character is going on safari. He's looking for a lion for his grandmother and himself. On each page, he meets up with and interacts with a new wild animal. The illustrator has developed some very charming animals and gorgeous scenes from the African landscape. The tourist greets each animal, shares a few sing-song words, and is soon hiking away to continue his quest. Even though the author doesn't use the phrase of "see you later alligator," she creates some similar and memorable lines. They will just as easily roll off your tongue. Each page follows a pattern which will help a reader to memorize the lines and read along. This books has some very good verbs for young readers. The story is charming and the illustrations are beautiful. Enjoy this safari!
Kirkus Reviews
A round-eyed inquisitive little boy bravely takes a safari trip in search of a wild lion. Along the way he spies a spraying elephant, tall giraffe, slushing hippopotamus, zigzagging zebra, charging rhinoceros, spying gorilla, snorting wildebeest, laughing hyena and dancing ostrich, all with similar round eyes and friendly faces. When an amicable, yet roaring lion, appears on his final encounter, it is time to say good-bye to his previous sightings and return to the safety of grandma's kitchen and her freshly baked animal cookies. Digitally rendered large cartoon-style paintings in bold, bright colors against dark green and mustard yellow backgrounds reflect the playful imaginative scenario described in the repetitive patterned text. Preschoolers and emerging readers will enjoy picking up their binoculars for a far away wild safari search. (Picture book. 3-6)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416900726
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
  • Publication date: 5/9/2006
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 788,270
  • Age range: 3 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.60 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Peck has written stories and articles in Highlights for Children, Boys' Life, Humpty Dumpty, and Turtle magazines. In adition, she is the author of The Giant Carrot, illustrated by Barry Root, and her story "The Perfect Dog" is in the best-selling book Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul. Her previous picture book with Simon & Schuster is Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea. She resides in Texas.

Valeria Petrone has illustrated several books for children, including Ducks in Muck by Lori Haskins, Say Cheese! by Nancy Smiler Levinson, and Uh-Oh! by Marion Dane Bauer. She is the illustrator for Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo and, most recently, illustrated Way Down Deep in the Deep Blue Sea. She currently lives in Italy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2006

    A Must Have Book for Little Ones

    This book is excellent--just like the first two books in the series. The rhyme and colorful illustrations charm adults and children alike.

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