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Annie and the Wild Animals Hardcover – March 1, 1989
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About the Author
With more than thirty million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation s foremost author/illustrators of children s books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.
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"And hand and hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon, The moon, They danced by the light of the moon."
I bought this for my 4-year old niece but because it is SO beautiful I am buying another copy to keep for myself. Maybe two. Its magical.
Jan Brett is one of my favorite children's author/illustrators. Her work is so imaginative and vivid. "The Umbrella" is certainly no exception. Open to the first two full color pages and look for all the hidden and semi-hidden rain forest animals. You will meet them in the story.
Little Carlos tells his father on the first page he plans to go into the rain forest (cloud forest, he calls it) to spy a jaguar, a monkey, a toucan, a kinkajou, and a tapir. His umbrella is really one he made of broad leaves. His papa's farm is filled with domestic animals: cat, cows, goat, chickens. In a Jan Brett book, one must look at everything, because there is so much to see. The illustrations are lush and green--this is a rain forest!
Now, this is how a Jan Brett book is arranged: A scenario is to the left of the two-page spread and it introduces part of the story. In this case it is a close-up of the umbrella tossed to the ground. To the right is another advance of the story. The big picture shows Carlos about to climb a vine into the trees. The right picture contains a tree frog who jumps into the collecting water in the boat of the upturned umbrella.Read more ›
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I loved this book as a kid. The illustrations are so pretty and it's a cute story.Published 5 days ago by tcfox
I read our 2 years 3 month old grandson as many books as possible as his parents speak to him mostly in Hebrew and it is up to myself and my wife to speak to him in English. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Ronfeld
Bought this to read to my granddaughter. She has a pony named Fritz and this is a good story with a great message for children!Published 18 days ago by Patty K.
My daughter has this poem memorized. We love it.
So I bought this book as she is a new reader. She LOVES it. Read more
as usual - beautiful illustrations and a sweet story from Jan Brett. perfect gift for my granchildrenPublished 1 month ago by J A M
Got this book from the library to read to my granddaughter. I loved it as much or more than she did. The story is wonderful and I adored the art work. Beautifully done book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SusanCount, Author, Selah's Sweet Dream
Beautiful illustrations. I was worried that the board book version would be abbreviated but it wasn't. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kellie Scott