A little elephant explores opposites with wit and charm. A prim and proper tiger decides to walk on the wild side—au naturel. A former British Children's Laureate counts up to 10 with humanity's closest cousins. A frustrated duck seeks his socks. Animal-loving children will find these books and more among this year's best picture books—a zooful of fun.
NO MONKEYS, NO CHOCOLATE
"Children—and more than a few adults—will find this educational you-are-there journey to the rain forest fascinating. (Informational picture book. 4-8)"
This clever circular tale with a curious title opens with a common scene: a party including chocolaty treats. The authors explain, "[Y]ou can't make chocolate without… / …cocoa beans." With the turn of the page, readers find themselves in the rain forest microhabitat of the cocoa tree.
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