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Boys love dangerous animals. This NO, DAVID!-inspired adventure features the wild-adventure approach of "Crocodile Hunter," as a boy encounters the deadliest and most fascinating animals on Earth.
This energetic new book from talented artist Robert Florczak will have readers immediately hooked! A young boy who appears to be on safari is pictured on each spread, alongside the world's most fearsome and exotic creatures--cobras, gorillas, and crocodiles, oh my! On every spread, a simple caption ("Yikes!", "Look out!") explains the true danger he's in. But at the story's end, readers are in for a surprise: a spread showing the boy, now home, sitting under a tree, reading a book. Did he really have a wild adventure? Readers can decide for themselves.
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PreSchool-Grade 1-On oversized pages and in hyperrealistic, Technicolor-style paintings, a boy dressed in safari clothes romps his way through numerous wild landscapes as he encounters such animals as a gorilla, a Komodo dragon, and a red-legged tarantula at close range. Each spread has a single word that describes the child's reaction, ranging from "Wow!" to "Eek!" At the end, it becomes clear that this has been an imaginary journey, as the boy naps against a tree while cradling a book entitled Wild and Dangerous Animals of the World. In the absence of a story, the real point of interest here is the illustrations, which are bright and arresting, and use unusual perspectives to create a sense of danger. A list of the animals along with geographical information appears at the back of the book. Children who enjoy paintings that look like photographs will "oooh" and "aaah" their way through this one.
Sue Giffard, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York City
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PreS. A girl in safari garb travels through wild and dangerous places, and extra large double-page spreads in bright neon colors show her close-up encounters with fierce animals. The only words are shouts of terror ("Yow!" Aaaah!") as the girl--and any kid turning the pages--comes face to face with a snarling Bengal tiger, a Nile crocodile, and more. She finds herself touching a Thai cobra; she nearly steps on an emperor scorpion. At the back of the book are visual notes and basic facts about each creature, including where it lives, what it eats, how big and heavy it is, and asterisks indicate an endangered or threatened species. The thrilling adventure will appeal to preschoolers, and the conservation message will grab them, too. Hazel Rochman
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Book Description Blue Sky Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110590050435
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Book Description Blue Sky Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0590050435