AfricanAnimals ABC

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Author: Philippa-Alys Browne

ISBN-10: 1841483192

ISBN-13: 9781841483191

Category: Alphabet -> Children's nonfiction

Antbear, Bushbaby, Crocodile ... this African alphabet brings together creatures of all shapes and sizes in a stunning series of illustrations. Each picture features the animal engaged in a typical activity, and a simple, rhyming text makes each page easy to memorize as well as wonderful to see. At the end of the book, the author\'s animal notes provide information for older children and adults on the habitat and behavior patterns of the animals.

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In simple rhymes and brilliantly colored illustrations, 26 African animals come to life on the pages of this stunning alphabet book. Browne portrays insects and mammals in vibrant paintings that celebrate the bold tribal patterns of Africa.Publishers WeeklySpiked with tangy tribal patterns from Africa and animated rhymes, this animal ABC book feeds youngsters what they love: exuberant illustrations and a bouncy text that invites their participation (``Elephant lumbers/ Frog leaps/ Giraffe dozes/ Hippo sleeps''). Featuring 26 animals whose survival in the wild is to various degrees threatened, debut author/artist Browne leaves serious issues and informative details for the fine-print endnotes, and her light approach proves inviting. A mix of the familiar (the elephant) and the unexpected (the Xoona moth) will arrest kids' attention as they ``prowl'' and ``growl,'' ``mutter'' and ``flutter'' their way through the alphabet. Adults, meanwhile, can slip in information gleaned from the notes. As electric-colored creatures pounce or perch in a fantastically patterned jungle, the heat fairly radiates from these pulsating pages. Ages 3-7. (Sept.)

\ Publishers Weekly\ - Publisher's Weekly\ Spiked with tangy tribal patterns from Africa and animated rhymes, this animal ABC book feeds youngsters what they love: exuberant illustrations and a bouncy text that invites their participation (``Elephant lumbers/ Frog leaps/ Giraffe dozes/ Hippo sleeps''). Featuring 26 animals whose survival in the wild is to various degrees threatened, debut author/artist Browne leaves serious issues and informative details for the fine-print endnotes, and her light approach proves inviting. A mix of the familiar (the elephant) and the unexpected (the Xoona moth) will arrest kids' attention as they ``prowl'' and ``growl,'' ``mutter'' and ``flutter'' their way through the alphabet. Adults, meanwhile, can slip in information gleaned from the notes. As electric-colored creatures pounce or perch in a fantastically patterned jungle, the heat fairly radiates from these pulsating pages. Ages 3-7. (Sept.)\ \ \ \ \ Children's Literature\ - Beverly Rice\ "Antbear naps. Bushbaby blinks. Crocodile snaps. Dassie drinks..." With vivid colors, twenty-six creatures from the African continent are depicted in this alphabet book. The text is one of simple rhyme. The illustrations are paintings that bring to life the feeling of Africa through the clever use of bold tribal patterns. The reader is shown mammals and insects-some known, some not so well known, some of which are even endangered. Notes on each creature are provided at the end of the book for adults to share with children. A breathtaking book that is a visual sensation. First published by Barefoot Books Ltd., United Kingdom.\ \