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“Whitman’s poem is set to a lush and stunning illustrated…
While the language of Whitman’s 1860 poem may not be as accessible to children as some other picture-book choices, artist Carroll’s illustrations more than compensate. Each line of the poem is illustrated by one or two double-p

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/reviews/2050

“All kinds of animals interact fancifully in loving…
An eclectic collection of animals is depicted in warm, softly textured watercolor paintings on double-page spreads. Each of the diverse animals is shown affectionately cuddling another in novel ways, sometimes two of the same spec

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“Why do animals have the physical attributes they have—and not others? Everyone knows that a moose has antlers, but a goose does not. It’s the same with the rest of Gehl’s rhyming animal pairs:Clams have shells, but lambs don’t; an eagle has a beak, but a beagle doesn’t; bats have wings,…

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“Abundant, stylized watercolor drawings of elephants are accompanied by a sparse text in which an elephant narrator presents scattered information about both African and Asian…
The book itself is well crafted, with an appealing layout on sturdy, high-quality, glossy white paper. Th

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Book Reviews: “The information is accurate and basic, there is nothing wrong (phew) with this recent addition to the very crowded nonfiction holiday book field.” & "The realistic pictures show smiling faces and Muslim kids will feel represented. Non Muslim readers will become familiar with…

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Book Review: When Little Penguin waddles and slips, Mama Penguin provides snuggly safety. This series follow-up to Abery and Mason’s Little Hippo (2020) features emperor penguins. Little Penguin rides his mama’s feet and eats with her (discreetly but accurately depicted) before waddling out

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Series Review: Offering vibrant color photographs and packed with fun facts, these books are about all kinds of ocean life—coral, eels, lobster, shrimp, manatees, and sea dragons. The strength of this series is that the text and photographs align perfectly: each spread features a word and a

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Series Review: Offering vibrant color photographs and packed with fun facts, these books are about all kinds of ocean life—coral, eels, lobster, shrimp, manatees, and sea dragons. The strength of this series is that the text and photographs align perfectly: each spread features a word and a

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/reviews/1557

Series Review: Offering vibrant color photographs and packed with fun facts, these books are about all kinds of ocean life—coral, eels, lobster, shrimp, manatees, and sea dragons. The strength of this series is that the text and photographs align perfectly: each spread features a word and a

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