WALKING THROUGH THE JUNGLE by Debbie  Harter

WALKING THROUGH THE JUNGLE

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Age Range: 2 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Harter sets her young character trooping through various habitats, chanting as she goes: ``Walking through the jungle,/Walking through the jungle,/What do you see?/What do you see?'' Readers soon come to understand that each place harbors a creature that might be a threat: ``I think I see a lion,/Chasing after me,/Chasing after me.'' All the animals--from blowfish to Dall sheep to Arctic foxes--are rendered in fantastical colors. Harter provides crisp tension between the book's peaceable kingdoms and a lurking nature, red of tooth and claw, which is beveled by the sweet disposition of the artwork and by the closing pages: Lion, wolf, polar bear, crocodile, and rattle snake follow the girl to her home and sit down for vegetarian snacks. A simple, enjoyable environmental romp. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-531-30035-8
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Orchard
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1997




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