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Animals and Their Families

Animals and Their Families

Spring 2012 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 6 yrs.
Author: Barbara Nascimbeni
Illustrator: Barbara Nascimbeni
ISBN: 978-1-926973-32-6
Hardcover Price: $17.95
Review:

Illustrator Barbara Nascibeni's Animals and Their Families is a delightful introduction to the animal kingdom. Each animal is presented first as a hand- painted silhouette on the left page, and then as a full color family in their environment on the right page. This skillful combination of recognizing simple shapes and the charming hand drawn style of the illustrations is a very appealing approach. Each illustration of the animal families includes three age-appropriate conversation starters: My Sound, My Home, and My Meal. This thoughtful "family album meets reference guide" is highly recommended.

Ryan Patterson   ©2012 Parents' Choice


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