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3.44  ·  Rating Details  ·  16 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Youngsters are endlessly fascinated by animals, so what better way to teach them about the basic concepts? Animals of the ocean display both simple and complex shapes in this board book from the Learning with Animals series --- perfect for little hands.
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Published February 1st 2005 by Kids Can Press
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Lisa Vegan
Of the four Watt “Learning with Animals” board books I’ve recently read (the other three are colors, alphabet, opposites) this is my least favorite.

Yes, her illustrations are beautiful, and colorful, although I don’t enjoy the art in these books as much as I do in her Chester and Scaredy Squirrel books. However, in a way I didn’t appreciate, she really stretches things re the shapes. Whales are not shaped exactly like rectangles, turtles not like pentagons, etc. So the pictures looked weird to m
Jul 29, 2015 Alice rated it really liked it
Fans of Chester, Scardy Squirrel know you have to start somewhere. These board books is where Melanie Started! They are colorful and educational board books with great pictures
Lindy Groth
Picture Book # 13 - The book shows pictures of different animals and describes them by their shape. It is a concept book and a board book.
Samantha Penrose
In this adorable board book you will see how nine different shapes (triangle, square, rectangle, circle, oval, pentagon, star, crescent, and spiral) can become ocean critters (fish, sting ray, whale, puffer fish, crab, turtle, sea star, shrimp, and snail).
Clever idea. Cute illustrations.
This book is an art project waiting to happen!!!
Inspired Kathy
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Animals are a little odd shaped but cute.
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It was in a design class taught by Michèle Lemieux at the University of Quebec in Montreal that author and illustrator Mélanie Watt created her first picture book, Leon the Chameleon, which was later published by Kids Can Press. Watt went on to create several more books, including the Learning with Animals collection and Augustine, which was named an ALA Notable Children's Book. Watt has also illu ...more
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