Marianne Berkes & Cathy Morrison
Arbordale, 2011 (2011)
Reviewed by Lyn Seippel
, Marianne Berkes uses analogies to compare dissimilar animals such as ants and hippos. For example:
ant is to tiny, as hippo is to big
robin is to wing as fish is to fin
bat to eagle
deer to mice
beaver to spider
. She compares sounds, behaviors, physical attributes and even classifications. Only a few words per page, told in soothing rhythms, creates this one-of-kind picture book.
is recommended for children from four to eight, younger and older children will also enjoy it. The detailed illustrations are beautiful and accurate.
ix pages of activities are included at the end to make discussion easy and fun. Animal classification, adjectives and more analogies are included there. You may also go to the Sylvan Dell website for further teaching opportunities.
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