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Man Gave Names to All the Animals Hardcover – September 7, 2010
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Award-winning children's illustrator Jim Arnosky has taken Dylan's lyrics and paired them with a beautifully vibrant storybook, "Man Gave Names to All the Animals," that captures the happy, funky sound of the original song.
Packaged with the book is a CD with the song performed by Bob Dylan. It warms my baby-boomer heart to imagine three-year-olds rocking to classic Dylan. Can "Maggie's Farm" be far behind?
Arnsoky has populated his book with an astounding variety of animals (yes, even a flamingo) from all parts of the world. There are fish, birds, insects, and mammals that would never see each other in life (except on Animal Planet) gathered together on the pages of "Man Gave Names to All the Animals," and the effect is enchanting.
While most of the animals are familiar, there are sure to be a few that stump readers. There are more than 170 animals illustrated, and they are listed at the end of the book, alphabetically. Those who need clues so that they, too, can name the animals can go to [...].
"Man Gave Names to All the Animals" is a fun book for adults and children to share, made even better by the inclusion of the CD, making it perfect for a sing-along -- or a silly-along if you prefer.Read more ›
Creatures of the sea, land and sky mingle on each lush page. A yawning black bear shows his powerful jaws while monarch butterflies dance at the feet of a mountain sheep. A cheetah, heron and zebra mix at the swirling water's edge, watching sailfish leap past salmon and a toothy tiger shark.
Together, parents and children can play endless games of "I spy with my little eye" while reading this book. Children can also savor it alone by listening to the enclosed CD recording of Dylan's song.
I can say that as a parent this book is perfect. I can read/sing it to them pretty quickly and the illustrations are beautiful and you find new animals every time. Like I said, the CD isn't annoying (who doesn't like Bob Dylan?!) and I don't go crazy listening to it over and over. The book can keep the kids entertained by itself if the CD were to break.
This has been THE BOOK for the past week since it arrived on our front porch. We got other books too but this is the one they are so focused on they haven't even paid attention to the others!
I have the new edition illustrated by Jim Arnosky. I didn't even know about a previous edition but looking through reviews it becomes apparent that there was one!
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WONDERFUL BOOK! I sing this song to the kids while they're in the bath or we just straight up have a dance party in the house with the entire family.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
I purchased this book for my young grandson who loves books and is fascinated by illustrations that he can talk a lot about, and add his own stories to. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hollister K. Weber
This book jumped out at me from the shelves and when I saw it was from singer/songwriter Bob Dylan it immediately went to the top of our stack. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stacy Renee
Just became a grandfather and this will be their first exposure Dylan, hopefully it will make enough of an impression on them to have them curious about all the other stuff he has... Read morePublished 4 months ago by john bews
Amazing Pictures. I bought this for my 2 year old niece. She was not terribly interested in the words, but loves to pick out the different animals in the illustrations. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Rachael Schneider
Have loved this song for years now to have it in book form to share with our grandchildren is fantasticPublished 7 months ago by katrina handley
My son just enjoyed The pictures of the songs was just what he wantedPublished 8 months ago by John Paulson