A curious young tiger learns some important lessons about life when, disregarding his mother's warnings, he sets out to explore the jungle.
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Creating a story based on the Iranian-born artist's bright, exotic illustrations, Jacob intersplices cozy narrative and formal dialogues. While his mother naps, an energetic young tiger follows his curiosity into the forbidden jungle. At first Babri is so full of questions concerning the ways of other animals (why mice scurry, why squirrels hide nuts, why birds sing) that he doesn't notice he is lost. But when he remembers his mother, his attention suddenly focuses on finding a way home. Fish, who "holds the secret of the world" ("earth's knowledge washes down rivulets and streams to lodge in his gills"), advises Babri to find Elephant. In the course of his search, Babri taps his own ingenuity when he outwits Turtle and Crocodile. Amiri's technique of watercolors applied over paper collage produces a dynamic luminosity within precisely outlined forms. Together, text and illustrations shape a playful, benign tale of adventure and discovery. Ages 4-7.
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Ages 4-7. Young tiger Babri wants to know everything. In fact, he's so curious that he disregards his mother's warning not to venture into the jungle alone and chases after a mouse to find out why mice always scurry. Unfortunately, the answer to one question only leads Babri to another question--as well as deeper into the jungle. After frightening encounters with a crocodile and a snake, Babri finds an elephant who leads him home to his anxious mother. Jacobs offers an engaging retelling of an original, illustrated text by Amiri, an Iranian artist. Although the story is classified as fiction, it has the structure of a traditional tale and will lend itself nicely to reading and telling aloud. Amiri's illustrations (watercolor applied over cut-paper collages) are saturated with pure color and movement that aptly reflect Babri's travels from animal to animal, question to answer. Janice Del Negro
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Book Description Gibbs Smith, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0879056223
Book Description Gibbs Smith, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Fahimeh Amiri (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0879056223