FIND THE ANIMALS by Dorothy N. King


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This is a good idea for a play book, but the execution isn't quite satisfactory. There's an introduction of each of the zoo animals on a double spread, with a given name -- plus the species -- associated with each picture. Then over the empty cage pictures the given name -- Humpo, Trunko, etc. is given, with a caption suggesting that the animal be found and put back in his cage. An envelope at the back contains thin cardboard animals. The idea is to identify and slip them back where they belong. My question is:- Can the child who is learning to identify animals from pictures also make the double identification with given name plus genus name? Perhaps this will go better with four and five year olds than with three year olds. The pictures, by Joseph Sica are nice -- with enough humor to keep them from being stereotyped.

Pub Date: Aug. 28th, 1941
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace