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SIMMS TABACK’S CITY ANIMALS by Simms Taback

SIMMS TABACK’S CITY ANIMALS

By Simms Taback (Author) , Simms Taback (Illustrator)

Age Range: 2 - 5

Pub Date: June 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-934706-52-7
Publisher: Blue Apple

Following the same format as Simms Taback’s Safari Animals (2008), the author/illustrator celebrates the animals that make their homes in the city. The clever design offers children a tantalizing glimpse of one-fourth of an animal along with a clue as to its identity. The right-hand page then unfolds upward to reveal another fourth of the picture and an additional clue. Unfolding this page to the left reveals the entire animal and the answer in a poster-sized illustration. The city dwellers include a squirrel, a dog, a cat, a police horse, a pigeon and a mouse. Bold colors, clean lines and simple details suit the youngest listeners, who will be pleased with their deductive skills as they guess the animals’ identities before the final unfolding. The heavy cardstock should withstand many readings—good thing, as this one is sure to be a favorite among young patrons. (Picture book. 2-5)