What Am I ?

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This original and colorful animal guessing game book will have children squealing with delight as they try and guess which lovable animal is being described. Ten delightful rhyming verses describe, in turn, an ostrich, a hippopotamus, an owl, a polar bear, a seal, a turtle, a fox, a gorilla, a camel, and a pig. Each lively rhyme is actually a riddle with clues to "What Am I?" The answers—shown in appealing illustrations—are revealed when the page is turned. Little ones will especially enjoy the silly surprise ...
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Overview

This original and colorful animal guessing game book will have children squealing with delight as they try and guess which lovable animal is being described. Ten delightful rhyming verses describe, in turn, an ostrich, a hippopotamus, an owl, a polar bear, a seal, a turtle, a fox, a gorilla, a camel, and a pig. Each lively rhyme is actually a riddle with clues to "What Am I?" The answers—shown in appealing illustrations—are revealed when the page is turned. Little ones will especially enjoy the silly surprise verse tucked at the end of each riddle.

The reader is asked to identify several animals after reading riddles which describe their specific qualities.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Trapani's first children's book effectively combines blithesome, sing-song verse and waggish watercolors to introduce 10 familiar animals. ``Let's play a game. Let's have some fun. / Guess the animals one by one,'' invites an affable youngster. A trio of rhymed couplets offer hints about each animal, and a flip of the page reveals the creature's identity. The animals are pictured cavorting with the child--he snuggles in an armchair with a hippopotamus, is served a fish dinner by a polar bear, has a pillow fight with an owl, takes a turtle for a bicycle ride and plays football with a gorilla in the jungle. Though the book's overall cuteness is occasionally strained, Trapani imbues each animal with considerable personality, giving his work a diverting buoyancy. Ages 4-7. (Sept.)
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-- The ostrich, the hippo, the gorilla, and the owl are just a few of the ten animals introduced through a series of verses that offer clues as to the creature's appearance and/or characteristics. Each rhyme ends with the phrase ``What am I?'' and a picture of the animal appears on the following page. Many of the rhymes are forced and some of the clues are a bit skimpy, but the clever watercolor illustrations compensate somewhat for the textual deficiencies. Librarians are always looking for easy-to-read picture books that invite audience participation, but this isn't one of the better efforts. --Valerie F. Patterson, Queens Borough Public Library, NY
Ilene Cooper
This straightforward guessing game will suit preschoolers who may have to stretch just a little for the answers. Six lines of text provide a description of an animal that ends with the question "Who am I?" Among the teasers are: "I live where there is always snow / Up north where cold winds often blow. / My fur is white and very thick. / I see a fish; I snag it quick. 20. 20. 20." The following page shows the answer: a polar bear serving supper to the young boy who wanders through the book in search of the various animals. Though the rhymes are not always the best, and the artwork is stiff in places, this should still provide enjoyment to kids, singly and during story hours.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781879085763
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.31 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Iza Trapani is the best-selling author/illustrator of several children's books, including TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STAR; I'M A LITTLE TEAPOT; THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER; and RUFUS AND FRIENDS: RHYME TIME. She lives in the Hudson Valley of New York.
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