Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In Joy N. Hulme's book of funny observations & musings about animals, the simple rhymes ask silly questions about critters from lobsters to squirrels & koalas to buffalo. Children will enjoy wondering why a giraffe can't laugh, how hummingbirds fly, & what if raccoons are afraid of the light. Russian artist Valeri Gorbachev's charming illustrations bring the engaging text to life. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Children who wonder why giraffes cannot laugh, how hummingbirds fly, and why raccoons are afraid of the light will enjoy a colorfully illustrated collection of simple rhymes that ask silly questions about many creatures.
From Publishers Weekly:
The very first poem sets the tone for this cheery collection of 29 poems about animals: "The world is so full of astonishing things: / Spider spun silk, butterfly wings, / . . . / How come? And what if? / And suppose this were so? / It's exciting to wonder about what we know." Hulme asks children to consider, for example, "how can gophers see where food is found," or "how come a lizard looks so slim" if he has "layers of clothes on him." She ponders why a tiny flea "can cause the BIGGEST itch of all" and why a giraffe can't laugh. An inchworm (shown sporting a fedora) "measures wherever he goes" and a cricket (in ruffled knickers) sings "by fiddling his wings." Decidedly uneven in craft, the poems sometimes shift rhythms, sometimes force rhymes, but nonetheless please with apt language and unexpected turns. The old toad, for example, "sits like a lumpy gray stone / . . ./ Till quick as a zip / With a lickety flick / Of his stickety tongue / he snatches a snack / And sucks it back." Gorbachev, an emigre from Ukraine with more than 40 books to his credit, scores high marks for his Lobel-like watercolors that capitalize on Hulme's humor and whimsy. Ages 4-6.
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Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press, 1993. Buchzustand: Fair. 1st. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94927984
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press, 1993. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP94950959
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2712914840
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2737703367
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1563971860I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1563971860I5N00
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1563971860 Item in good condition. Textbooks may not include supplemental items i.e. CDs, access codes etc.ex library book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z1563971860Z3
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press, 1993. Buchzustand: Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP88980244
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-091-06-8997518
Buchbeschreibung Boyds Mills Press, Honesdale, PA, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. Gorbachev, Valeri (illustrator). 1st Edition. 1st edition/1st printing. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 010103