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Describes a variety of zoo animals, including the elephant, camel, monkey, and zebra
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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Knopf's Eyewitness series is being flattered to a fare-thee-well these days. These four titles in the new Eye-Openers series, developed by Eyewitness creators Dorling Kindersley, possess similar characteristics--radiant color photography, abundant white space, striking graphics. Each spread contains a predominant photo of the creature (or truck), a color drawing of the subject in its environment, a short horizontal border showing it "in action" and from four to 10 lines of simple, descriptive text. A nice touch is the inclusion of small-sized drawings that highlight particular features--a cement mixer's trough and ladder, a sow's snout and tail. The text, however, seems to swing from overly specific to somewhat general, as if uncertain of the audience. "Every once in a while a snake will shed its outer layer of skin" is a bit vague; and, although one of the drawings is a close-up of scales, the text does not mention that those are, in fact, the creature's "skin." Still, these are enticing entries into a rapidly expanding field. Ages 2-5.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Little Simon, 1991. Condition: New. Martine Blaney; Colin Woolf (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0689714068
Book Description Little Simon, 1991. Condition: New. Martine Blaney; Colin Woolf (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # MB010717TNC
Book Description Little Simon, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110689714068
Book Description Little Simon, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0689714068