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ISBN13: 9780763663520
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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.

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"Former U.K. Children's Laureate Browne has always been interested in primates, as books like Gorilla and his Willy the Chimp series have made clear. Now, the static nature of a counting book allows him to devote maximum attention to each animal, from a single gorilla to 10 lemurs. Each arresting portrait fills a full spread against a backdrop of white. Larger, rarer primates appear first, progressing to smaller, more numerous species like macaques and colobus monkeys. 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. Browne follows the series with a meticulously painted closeup of another primate — himself — and then a group portrait of humans of many ages and ethnicities. 'All primates. All one family. All my family,' he writes, 'and yours!' Browne's work exemplifies the way close observation of animals leads, for both artist and viewer, to deepened respect — and, as he hopes, to a sense of kinship. Ages 3 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Anthony Browne, a recent British Childrens Laureate, has received many awards for his work, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2000 for his services to childrens 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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Holly Scudero, November 26, 2013 (view all comments by Holly Scudero)
How many chimpanzees do you see? How many gibbons? Lemurs? Baboons? Practice counting from one to ten with Anthony Browne's beautifully-illustrated new book β€œOne Gorilla.” Ten distinct kinds of primates are featured in these gorgeous, full-page illustrations, eleven if you include the delightfully diverse two-page spread of humans. Who knew there were so many kinds of monkeys in the world? The only way this book could be better would be if it counted to twenty, or even higher; Browne's depictions of other species would surely be just as enjoyable to look at! Children will love the pictures and practicing their numbers, while adults will enjoy showing their little ones some of their favorite animals from the zoo. And parents will likely appreciate the eloquent message of unity at the end of the book, a message that cannot be expressed often enough. You won't find much in the way of new vocabulary in these pages, but don't be surprised if your children bring this one back to you again and again and again.

This review originally written for Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763663520
Author:
Browne, Anthony
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
B., Anthony
Author:
rowne
Subject:
Concepts - Counting
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Apes and Monkeys
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
12.15 x 10.65 x 0.35 in 1.14 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 7

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Product details 32 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763663520 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Former U.K. Children's Laureate Browne has always been interested in primates, as books like Gorilla and his Willy the Chimp series have made clear. Now, the static nature of a counting book allows him to devote maximum attention to each animal, from a single gorilla to 10 lemurs. Each arresting portrait fills a full spread against a backdrop of white. Larger, rarer primates appear first, progressing to smaller, more numerous species like macaques and colobus monkeys. 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. Browne follows the series with a meticulously painted closeup of another primate — himself — and then a group portrait of humans of many ages and ethnicities. 'All primates. All one family. All my family,' he writes, 'and yours!' Browne's work exemplifies the way close observation of animals leads, for both artist and viewer, to deepened respect — and, as he hopes, to a sense of kinship. Ages 3 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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