INTO THE JUNGLE by Judy Hindley

INTO THE JUNGLE

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Age Range: 4 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The author of A Piece of String is a Wonderful Thing (1993) and a greeting-card illustrator take a cautious walk down a jungle path: ``When you go into the jungle, go carefully. It's a wild place. In every shadow there could be a snake curled quietly.... You'll never see them, they're too wild and sly. Wild things never look you in the eye.'' Epps's simply drawn oils convey little of this feeling however; two children walk through a spacious, gardenlike landscape festooned with smiling animals ``hiding'' in plain sight--and making plenty of eye contact with the viewer. This poor match between text and pictures won't take readers nearly as deep into the ``wild place'' as Jane Yolen's Welcome to the Green House (1993). (Picture book. 4-6)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1994
ISBN: 1-56402-423-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1994




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