Simms Taback's City Animals

by Simms Taback

Six animals commonly found in cities are slowly revealed through a series of hints.... read more

Six animals commonly found in cities are slowly revealed through a series of hints. The first page reveals one-quarter of the entire picture and asks, “Who am I?” while the facing page provides clue #1 (“I gather acorns”). By lifting the clue page up, another section of the picture is exposed, along with clue #2 (“I have a big furry tail”). Again, the clue page is folded back, unveiling the full picture and stating the identity of the creature (“I’m a SQUIRREL!”). The familiar animals (squirrel, dog, horse, cat, pigeon, and mouse) and the simple clues are perfectly geared to a toddler audience, as are the boldly colored illustrations and card-stock paper. (Ages 1–3)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010

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