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The Big book of Animals of the World by Ole Konnecke.

July 15, 2015 Comments off

animals worldThe Big book of Animals of the World by Ole Konnecke. Pub. Gecko Press, 2015.

A big board book that can take the knocks and anything a child can inflict on it except fire. it is by the same author that gave us You Can Do it Bert reviewed earlier on this blog.

The book concentrates on the animal life, both known and not so well known, on each of the continents and in the oceans of the world with only a solitary penguin on the Antarctic shore.

A doublre page spread shows some of the physical characteristics of each continent and environment with some of the animals drawn and named with the eyes being a feature. There are animals that we hardly know like the pelican eel, Baird’s tapir and the secretary bird.

There are other little events going on too, generally by little mice who act as humans. These little gems will attract inquisitive children and further stories can emerge. The only written text is the names of the animals.

At the end there is a map of the world to show where everything fits.

Altogether a superb book that should find a place both in the home and in a school library.

Help! The Wolf is Coming by Ramadier & Bourgeau.

April 13, 2015 Comments off

help wolf comingHelp! The Wolf is Coming by Ramadier & Bourgeau. Imprint Gecko Press, 2015.

There is something about wolves that makes them come and get you and this boardbook for pre school and juniors is one of them

However it does have an added ingredient in that it is interactive. As the wolf tries to come and get you, the reader can tilt the book to make him fall and shake the book to turn him upside down. great fun.

Illustrated in three basic colours, yellow for the sky, green for the ground and black for the wolf with the written text in red and yellow. This boardbook is as is simple and as exciting as it gets.

Don’t forget to shut the book at the end or the wolf will get you. my grand daughters laughed with delight and wanted me to read it again and again as long as they could tilt and shake the book.

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