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D'Aulaires' Book of Animals

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prepared this exceptionally beautiful volume for their own son Ola, and it is as fresh and enchanting today as it was when it first sprung from their imaginations.
D’Aulaires’ Book of Animals introduces young children to the creatures of every continent. Here more than fifty animals lithographed in full c
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published April 24th 2007 by NYR Children's Collection
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Nice animal drawings. The Hippo was probably my favorite, but sadly it was the first animal in the book.
The art work is superb. I've read about the author Ingri d'Aulaire and her husband and their techniques for their illustrations. The book is laid out uniquely. At the end of the book the pages fold out into one long strip so you can reread it in one l-o-n-g strip. The animals were lifelike and the story told of the fun sounds each made.
D'Aulaires' Book of Animals is an exquisite book that spans approximately 30 pages, but in reality is one long front and back page. The front page is in color and shows a variety of animals ranging from whales to elephants. These color pages show the animals in their natural habitat and contain few words at the bottom describing the location where they live (like North or South) and why they live there. The reverse side is black and white and shows you the same animals, but this time the text at ...more
Nice book for young, and not so young, children. Long, attached, pull-out insert of the D'aulaire's lovely illustrations of animals in their habitats in color on one side, and in black and white, in reverse, on the other side. That is, you get to see the animals (and background) depicted from both front and back. Clever and intriguing.
This fold-out book was quite the hit during storytime - had the children stand up and hold the book "carefully since Miss Susan borrowed it from the library!". Unfolded, it is at least five feet long, colored animals on one side, black and white on the other. A fun way for them to see there is more than one way to make a book.
The D'Aulaires' illustrations are remarkable and the accompanying text is clever. I think children ages 5+ would really enjoy this book.
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