Primo primate artist Anthony Browne is at the top of his form with a simple — and simply fascinating — array of creatures for kids to count.
What better attention-getter for small children than primates in all their variety? And who better to render them than Anthony Browne? In this elegant counting book, the author-illustrator outdoes himself with a vivid presentation of primates from gorillas to gibbons, macaques to mandrills, ring-tailed lemurs to spider monkeys. With his striking palette, exquisite attention to detail, and quirky flair for facial expressions, Anthony Browne slyly extends the basic number concept into a look at similarities and differences — portraying an extended family we can count ourselves part of.
Anthony Browne, a recent British Children’s Laureate, has received many awards for his work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000 for his services to children’s literature. He has written and illustrated more than forty books, including Little Beauty and How Do You Feel? Anthony Browne lives in Kent, England.
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Browne really cranks up the color intensity in this gorgeous, large-trim portrait gallery of primates. —Kirkus Reviews
The key to the book’s impact lies in the dignity of a portrait sitting that Browne confers on creatures more commonly seen behind glass walls. Every face has a discernible personality. Even the lemurs are distinct individuals, with variations in snouts, eyes, and ears. —Publishers Weekly
The text is spare: "1 gorilla"; "2 orangutans"; "3 chimpanzees"; and so forth, concluding after "10 lemurs" with depictions of the author and an array of humans. The portraits, however, are extraordinary: Browne’s exquisite precision, with delicate hatching of fur and careful stippled delination of facial lines, becomes jubilant with color and personality. —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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This book is great for both counting and ape family recognition.
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The pictures in this book are vibrant however, I DO NOT recommend it! This book promotes evolution. The last two pages of thebook state...all primates...all one family...all my family and yours. The living God is creator of all there is and will
ever be, we are created in the very image of God. Look at Genesis 1:27 in the Bible...So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
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