Animals Black & White
Product Code: 69594
Binding Information: Paperback
Ages: 3 - 6
Availability: In stock
Phyllis Limbacher Tildes deftly delivers the pieces to put together these pattern puzzles. First take a peek at each black-and-white animal and read a short clue. Can you guess who it is? Turn the page and the answer is revealed in vivid color. Animal facts are included at the end.
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Kirkus Reviews - July 31, 1996An animal puzzle book with appeal for the picturebook set. For each of seven black-and-white animals showcased (zebra, orca, panda, loon, skunk, penguin, African mocker swallowtail butterfly), a riddle accompanies a partial view of the creature, e.g., "I live in the misty mountains far, far to the east. I love to chew bamboo." Readers are invited to guess "What am I?" A turn of the page leads to the entire animal and additional information. Alas, the panda is sitting in a tree, but it is not bamboo. The riddles are not especially challenging although the vacabulary is (flutter, nectar, tissue, dolphin) for the audience that will have the most fun with this book. A "Did you know?" section offers additional facts.
Bloomsbury Review - September 30, 1996This is a wonderfully engaging book for the toddler, preschooler, and beginning reader. Each of its seven riddles begins with a bold graphic, a brief description, and the question "Who am I." "I swim on the glassy surface of a lake. I dive deep into the dark water for tood. I have a sad, lonely call. Who am I?"
Children's Literature - December 31, 1996Dynamic pictures and simple text allow the reader to identify a particular black and white animal. One page gives specific information, the next page reveals the name of the animal. A glossary gives additional information. Some of the animals included are the zebra, panda, and the penguin.
Yellow Brick Road - January 31, 1997A peek and a short clue in the form of a riddle invite young readers to guess the identity of seven different animals who are black and white. Facts about the animals and their habits are deftly woven into this intriguing book. The focus on the colors and patterns of the animals develops a different perspective, both visually and cognitively.
School Library Journal - January 31, 1997As the title suggests, only black and/or white animals are included in this guessing game. On one double-page spread, the various creatures describe themselves in a sentence or two with a small portion of their body depicted on the opposite page. Additional information and a view of the whole animal appears on the following page. The illustrations, done in gouache, show the various creatures set against bright, realistic scenes of their natural habitats. The large type size is perfect for beginning or reluctant readers. A concluding section offers further information about the animals' relationship to others, size, coloration, and special qualities. This section will be best shared by an adult to translate some of the concepts mentioned. Most useful for primary grades studying animals.
Library Talk - January 31, 1999"The book is arranged as a series of riddles; a description of a black-and-white animal is given on the left page and a close-up of its body covering on the right. "I live in the misty mountains far, far to the east. I love to chew bamboo. What am I?" The reader has two clues to the animal's identity, the verbal and the visual. The two pages following each riddle reveal the animal in its habitat and also supply factual information. Several of the black-and-white animals included are predictable: panda, zebra, and skunk, but there are some surprises, too. One would not expect to see the orca whale, the arctic loon, or the African swallowtail butterfly, but they are beautiful and interesting examples. The text of the riddles is rich with figurative language; the riddle accompanying the zebra describes animals who gallop gracefully on the grassy plains of Africa. The book will be enjoyed and will encourage the development of thinking skills."