an animals book
by Kate Endle
This is one of those little books which I happen to find lovely, but my daughter doesn\’t seem to like herself. It has the same charming cut-paper illustrations with wonderful patterns and visual textures as What is Green? Each page is just a picture of an animal naming himself: I\’m a lazy lion, I\’m a curious kitten, I\’m a lovable little lamb, etc. They\’re really adorable. I especially like the tipped-over turtle; his shell has splotches that look like differently-colored rocks, with a nice patchwork effect. But for whatever reason when I open it and start reading about the animals, my daughter reaches out to shut the book saying \”No!\” and pushes it away. I think her opinion is made clear, though I\’m puzzled at the cause. It\’s happened the past five or six times I\’ve tried to read it to her (we\’ve only once made it all the way through) so I\’m going to take it back to the library and continue with other books.
Rating: 3/5 …….. 18 pages, 2010