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I See a Kookaburra!: Discovering Animal Habitats Around the World

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Review:

"The husband-and-wife team behind What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? presents another intimate look at the natural world, here surveying six animal in glorious habitats: desert, tide pool, jungle, savanna, forest and pond. Author and artist introduce each environment in pairs of spreads, first asking readers to peer into a full-bleed landscape in which they can spot animals partially concealed by holes, greenery and other features (hence, the 'I See' in the title, a refrain for each environment). The companion spread, strips away all the extraneous detail, revealing the inhabitants, silhouetted against a white background. A structure resembling a pine cone, for instance, which pops out from a rock outcropping in the first desert spread is actually the end of a fat, coiled diamondback rattlesnake in all its venomous glory; skinny toes wrapped around a branch in the jungle turns out to belong to a comical red-eyed tree frog. Jenkins masterfully manipulates texture and space, playing up the unique palette and architecture of each habitat, while pushing readers towards an aesthetic awareness of the remarkable shapes and patterns that compose nature's wonders. Straightforward language in small type identifies the environments ('This desert is in the American Southwest'), and vivid, economical descriptions of the critters follow on the companion spreads, completing the phrase 'I see...'('an angry diamondback rattlesnake buzzing a warning,' for instance). Lengthier notes on all the environments and inhabitants conclude this informative and attractive volume, yet another keeper from this talented team. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

I See a Kookaburra! lets readers search for an oystercatcher, an elephant shrew, and a fierce snapping turtle in the places where they live. Learn how these animals and many others grow and thrive in very different environments.

Incorporated into the book is an interactive element. Hidden in the illustrations are animals camouflaged in their surroundings. Turn the page to see if you were able to find them all!

Synopsis:

Readers can search for an oystercatcher, an elephant shrew, and a fierce snapping turtle in the places where they live in this fun book that incorporates a fun, interactive element. Hidden in the illustrations are animals camouflaged in their surroundings. Full color.

About the Author

Robin Page and Steve Jenkins have collaborated on another book together, Animals in Flight. They live in Boulder, Colorado, with their three children.Steve Jenkins is the acclaimed author and illustrator of numerous nonfiction books for young readers including The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, winner of the 1999 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for nonfiction. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618507641
Author:
Jenkins, Steve
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Author:
Page, Robin
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Science
Subject:
Habitat (Ecology)
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Biology-Zoology
Subject:
Animals - Birds
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Publication Date:
May 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.22x10.04x.38 in. .95 lbs.
Age Level:
05-08

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The husband-and-wife team behind What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? presents another intimate look at the natural world, here surveying six animal in glorious habitats: desert, tide pool, jungle, savanna, forest and pond. Author and artist introduce each environment in pairs of spreads, first asking readers to peer into a full-bleed landscape in which they can spot animals partially concealed by holes, greenery and other features (hence, the 'I See' in the title, a refrain for each environment). The companion spread, strips away all the extraneous detail, revealing the inhabitants, silhouetted against a white background. A structure resembling a pine cone, for instance, which pops out from a rock outcropping in the first desert spread is actually the end of a fat, coiled diamondback rattlesnake in all its venomous glory; skinny toes wrapped around a branch in the jungle turns out to belong to a comical red-eyed tree frog. Jenkins masterfully manipulates texture and space, playing up the unique palette and architecture of each habitat, while pushing readers towards an aesthetic awareness of the remarkable shapes and patterns that compose nature's wonders. Straightforward language in small type identifies the environments ('This desert is in the American Southwest'), and vivid, economical descriptions of the critters follow on the companion spreads, completing the phrase 'I see...'('an angry diamondback rattlesnake buzzing a warning,' for instance). Lengthier notes on all the environments and inhabitants conclude this informative and attractive volume, yet another keeper from this talented team. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
I See a Kookaburra! lets readers search for an oystercatcher, an elephant shrew, and a fierce snapping turtle in the places where they live. Learn how these animals and many others grow and thrive in very different environments.

Incorporated into the book is an interactive element. Hidden in the illustrations are animals camouflaged in their surroundings. Turn the page to see if you were able to find them all!

"Synopsis" by , Readers can search for an oystercatcher, an elephant shrew, and a fierce snapping turtle in the places where they live in this fun book that incorporates a fun, interactive element. Hidden in the illustrations are animals camouflaged in their surroundings. Full color.
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