PreS-Gr. 2. How animal and human creatures greet each other is the subject of the latest easy reader in the Early Experiences series. Although this uses the same question-answer format as Does a Baboon Sleep in
a Bed? (2006), the language is more complicated this time ("Coyotes use facial expressions to communicate"). The meaning is, however, still clear, thanks to the colorful pictures, sharply outlined in ink.^B After a double-page spread about chimpanzees and their gestures, the book moves to humans and their greetings--babies learning to smile, kids slapping a high five, and adults greeting one another in cultures across the world, from France to Japan to Saudi Arabia. The elemental animal-human connection is fun, and so are the examples of communication Ehrlich has assembled. Hazel RochmanCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Fred Ehrlich, a pediatrician and child psychiatrist, has spent dozens of years advising families on the emotional and physical care of young children. He is the author of many engaging children's books.
Emily Bolam published her first children's book upon graduating from art school. She has been creating board books and picture books ever since. She lives in Brighton, England.