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PreSchool-Grade 3–Following the same format as Zoo-Ology (Roaring Brook, 2003), Jolivet has taken 13 diverse categories such as trees and flowers, the human body, tools, and historical costumes, and illustrated dozens of objects both unique and commonplace on spreads almost two feet high. There is no attempt to maintain relative size. The hedgehog is the same size as the snail, the squirrel is smaller than the butterfly, etc. Extinct animals mingle with those that are not, and colors are not always natural. While some objects are specifically labeled, many are given only their generic name, e.g., duck or frog as opposed to mallard duck or red-eyed tree frog. The glossary provides more information, but some of it is misleading. The entry under crab states that these animals live …between rocks on the seaside, a statement that is not true for the one pictured and the majority of others. The pages on the human body feature an anatomically correct male and female, as well as a silhouette of a child in utero. The linocut prints can be appreciated for their artistic quality and will be fun for browsers to pore over, but instructive possibilities are limited.–Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
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PreS-Gr. 2. In this follow-up to Zoo-ology (2003), French illustrator Jolivet offers another splendidly oversize collection of themed pictures. Once again, there is no story--only captions, categories, and a magnificent array of illustrations. Each spread represents a different category (trees and flowers, tools, historical costumes, and more), and small pictures fill the pages. The clean graphic contrasts of the boldly outlined colored images, which resemble linoleum cuts, will help children find individual pictures amid the chaotic compositions. Younger children may have questions about some of the more advanced concepts; a spread about the human body, for example, includes diagrams showing the muscular and circulatory systems, male and female sexual organs, and a silhouette of a pregnant female, a full-term baby curled inside. Final pages include long columns of facts and notes about featured pictures. Children will return again and again to the lovely, detailed pages, and teachers will find lots of uses for this, from storytelling exercises to vocabulary work. An excellent choice for interactive reading and sharing. Gillian Engberg
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (September 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596430907
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596430907
  • Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 0.6 x 17.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It's one of the best impulse purchases I've ever made.
CJ
Now we read it every night, always pointing out something new and talking about it, then he points it out the next day.
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A mix of retro, arts & crafts, stylized pictures in great colors.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm130 on December 13, 2006
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I bought this book because my son LOVES costumes and this includes four pages of historical costumes. I was quite surprised at what a cool book this is. I found it originally on a baby/kid boutique website, but knew Amazon would have it at a better price! I was right! It is 30+ pages of beautifully illustrated pictures of well, "almost everything" The one thing I was surprised they didn't mention in reviews is that the two pages of human body parts includes a full color illustration of a man and woman including not "almost everything" but everything. But, it is human anatomy, so I don't have a problem with it. I will definately be getting the zoo-ology book by Jolivet and will probably give it as a gift to somebody in the future. It's really cool! IT'S A HUGE BOOK TOO! Almost 20 inches tall and 1 foot wide.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CJ on December 18, 2009
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My 2 1/2 year old twins LOVE this book. The illustrations have prompted conversations and learning that they never would have had otherwise. I actually especially like the human anatomy pages. The non-sexual nature of the pictures makes it easy to talk to your children about the human body in a matter-of-fact way. They both know the difference between a boy and a girl, know that their baby brother was in my stomach, and understand the basics of the digestive and circulatory systems!

Also, the other illustration-packed pages have taught them SO much. They know the names of instruments, animals, tools, and vehicles. The cool thing is that it lets you explain whatever catches their fancy. Anyway, I love this book. It's one of the best impulse purchases I've ever made.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Kasabian VINE VOICE on January 23, 2011
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I am in love with this book. My son is in love with this book. It's oversized, a bit eclectic and jam-packed with images and accompanying words, featuring both ordinary and unusual objects with great attention to detail.

Each page is a theme - trees and plants, the human body, costumes, transportation. It's part history, part anatomy, part cultural reference, part botany and totally entrancing. There are so many objects on each page, it's easy to miss some objects in a single read. That's part of the fun, because it's fun to find new things in subsequent readings. Slightly older children can use it to associate uncommon words with accompanying images, which makes it a keeper on our bookshelf for years. Lovely book. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sharene D. Shealey on September 7, 2007
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The illustrations and subjects covered are wonderful. There are illustrations of a naked man and woman that are non-sexual, but they caused quite a stir with my 6 year old. I would only recommend for mature children.
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At first, I bought this because I liked the large format, and it looked good in the room, thinking he would look at it when he's older (it's not your typical kids book - the objects are more realistic, varied, and less cartoony). He was learning about something in school (igloos maybe?) and we pulled the book down. Now we read it every night, always pointing out something new and talking about it, then he points it out the next day. Great book to move beyond "Flower" to "Iris, Rose, Lily" etc. He can't get enough - highly recommended to kids at any age. PS - we like to identify an object in the book (like an ocarina), then watch a YouTube video of someone playing it as a special treat from time to time.
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I purchased this book and the biology book as a gift for my neices & nephews. I was so excited to look through them! I'm glad I did so before wrapping them! There is a page with human anantomy in the Almost Everything book. There is a full frontal illustration of a man & woman. I myself, think the illustrations are tasteful and child apporariate. However, I will not be giving my inlaws this book for their children. I feel like it is their decision when and how their kids learn about human anatomy. :) My husband and I like the books so much though, we're just going to keep it for our own future children. Just a word of warning! Otherwise I am very pleased with these beautiful books.
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1st off, most parents will want to know that, yes, there is nudity (on The Human Body pages) & partial nudity (on the Costumes of the World pages) So if you have a problem with those, don't buy this book. However, if you love gorgeous woodcuts, beautiful colors, good art, and pictures crammed with details and variety, this is a book for you. Anyone who liked Richard Scarry as a young child will love this, as well - loads of pictures & all labeled! & in the back of the book is even more information on everything pictured. I bought this to go with our copies of Zoo-ology & 365 Penguins.
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By Big B on February 7, 2013
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My little guy is as that age where he likes to look at everything and say the word or be quizzed on what each item is. He loves this book and the illustrations. We can spend 20-30 minutes going over the ‘transportation/truck’ pages alone.

It is really not for the little guys as it is not a board book but we take very good care to not rip it and don’t let him read it on his own. If it were a board book it would be okay for the littlest of children. In this binding, its best for children over 2.

You and your littler children can enjoy this together.
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