BABY YOSEMITE by Katherine Brumage

BABY YOSEMITE

KIRKUS REVIEW

Rhyming couplets take readers on a photographic tour of Yosemite National Park. A fawn, an owl family (that looks delightfully like Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson's Owl Babies), a duckling, a woodpecker, a raccoon, a deceptively fuzzy-looking porcupine, a cougar cub, a coyote cub, a young marten, a quartet of squirrels and a bear cub provide a photogenic sampling of the wildlife on offer in the park. While some may quibble that the squirrels don't look particularly juvenile, on the whole, the aww factor will outweigh such concerns. The verse is serviceable, rightly taking second place to the pictures—the howling coyote cub is cause alone for purchase. A toddler dressed in a bear suit ("What will you do in Yosemite today?") ends the tour and brings the book back to the readers. (Board book. 3 mos.-1)
Pub Date: Aug. 31st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-59714-135-2
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Heyday
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2010




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