Move!

by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page

Specific movements of eleven different animals are highlighted in a visually dynamic... read more

Specific movements of eleven different animals are highlighted in a visually dynamic picture book. “A gibbon swings through jungle trees . . . or walks on two back legs. A jacana walks on floating lily pads . . . then dives in to catch a fish. A blue whale dives deep, deep, deep . . . ” Each turn of the page reveals a second action for one creature on the left-hand side, and introduces a new creature that also moves by that action on the right. Collage illustrations of each animal in action, created from cut and torn paper, look striking on the bright white pages, while the text is artfully laid out to suggest or mimic the physical action described. Additional information about each animal is provided at the end of this winning volume. (Ages 4–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007

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