Art used with permission from Man Gave Names to All the Animals, (c) 2010 by Jim Arnosky, Sterling Children's Books.
The cover image at the top of this review is what you see on the book jacket, but if you take the jacket off this glorious, hardcover book, underneath is a cover just as pretty but totally different. On the front is a close-up of a tiger and the back shows butterflies floating from one corner to another. I'm one of those people who take off book jackets to keep them pristine, so I always appreciate it when the cover beneath is also nice to look at.
The bottom line: A perfect combination of words, rhythm and illustrations; and, you can't lose with a CD of Dylan's playful tune to jazz up the reading with children. Highly recommended.
In other news: Look!!! Kitties at peace!
Not long after I snapped this photo, Fiona rolled onto her back and Isabel scooted over and chomped on Fiona's ear. Izzy got a little tap on the head for bad behavior, which promptly sent her into an urgent bath ritual, followed by another stretch of good behavior, with her head even closer to Fi's. Awwww. So cute. And also . . . Wahoo!!!
Just walked in, this week:
Gourmet Meals in Crappy Little Kitchens by Jennifer Schaertl (I have a crappy little kitchen)
Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper (cat book!)
Desiree by Anne Marie Selinko (a Sourcebooks rerelease of one of my all-time favorite books!)
My Most Excellent Year: A Novel of Love, Mary Poppins and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger
All but Desiree were from Paperback Swap. And, just so you know, plenty of books are going out the door, too. I'm not sure we've hit balance, yet, but I'm trying.©2010 Nancy Horner. All rights reserved. If you are not reading this post at Bookfoolery and Babble, you are reading a stolen feed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for written permission to reproduce text or photos.