BABOON by Kate Banks

BABOON

by & illustrated by
Age Range: 1 - 3
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Another intimate tàte-Ö-tàte between mother and child from the creators of Spider, Spider (1996); here a baboon takes her baby on a walk through the bush, providing gentle commentary on his pronouncements. He waits for a turtle to pass, and notes, ``The world is slow.'' ``It can be.'' Of a fire, he says, ``The world is hot!'' ``Not always.'' Upon seeing a crocodile, he says, ``The world is hungry.'' ``Sometimes you are hungry, too.'' Hallensleben dims the light and saturates the page with greens and browns in his broadly brushed paintings to create a tranquil, cozy feeling perfectly attuned to the comforting tone of such tender give-and-take. First-rate lap and bedtime reading. (Picture book. 1-3)

Pub Date: April 14th, 1997
ISBN: 0-374-30474-2
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1997




MORE BY KATE BANKS

ChildrenNOAH BUILDS AN ARK by Kate Banks
by Kate Banks
ChildrenRUMBLE GRUMBLE . . . HUSH by Kate Banks
by Kate Banks
ChildrenHOW TO FIND AN ELEPHANT by Kate Banks
by Kate Banks

MORE BY GEORG HALLENSLEBEN

ChildrenTHE BEAR IN THE BOOK by Kate Banks
by Kate Banks
ChildrenWHAT’S COMING FOR CHRISTMAS?  by Kate Banks
by Kate Banks
ChildrenFOX by Kate Banks
by Kate Banks