Animal Antics: A to Z

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9780060518158: Animal Antics: A to Z

From adoring alligators
to zany zebras,
the animals in this book
are sure to keep you amused
with their antics.

And look at the acrobats!
For they are
a talented group indeed.

Using only their bodies,
these limber contortionists
are merrily forming
all twenty-six letters
of the alphabet.

The animals are impressed.

You will be, too!

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About the Author:

Anita Lobel's name is synonymous with the best in children's literature. She is the creator of such classics as Alison's Zinnia and Away from Home, and she received a Caldecott Honor for her illustrations in On Market Street. Her childhood memoir, No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Anita Lobel's cat, Nini, also stars in One Lighthouse, One Moon, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. Nini lives in New York City, but she spends every summer in Vermont. The annual journey causes great worry, drama, relief, and, ultimately, happiness—every single time.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 1-3–Adoring Alligators, Charming Camels, and Elated Elephants are joined by more unusual animals (Impish Ibexes, eXuberant Xenopus, and even a pair of Unlikely Unicorns are a few) in this colorful circus-themed, animal-sounds book. Lobel's affection for the dramatic is reflected in the format: each letter is presented on a brightly curtained page (or stage) of its own. An assortment of acrobatic tightrope walkers–clowns, mostly, but with pilgrims and peasants appearing on occasion–contort themselves to form uppercase examples, and the stars of the show–the animals themselves–wear festive party hats and neckpieces. The artist's trademark watercolor-and-gouache illustrations are rich and painterly, with a Peaceable Kingdom-like frontispiece portrait of the animals, sans costumes. A concluding page of Animal Answers offers anecdotal details about each creature. Because the adjectives chosen are a bit oblique (what makes an ostrich obedient, say, or a quetzal quaint?), and because the initial letter-sounds are not always in sync, this fanciful work may not function as a traditional alphabet book, but Lobel's fans and collectors won't care.–Kathy Krasniewicz, Perrot Library, Old Greenwich, CT
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