From Publishers Weekly
In signature style, Melanie Walsh (Do Monkeys Tweet?, etc.) continues her exploration of the animal kingdom in My Beak, Your Beak. "Dachshunds are long with little legs./ Dalmatians are tall and spotty. But/ they both love chasing sticks!" My Nose, Your Nose spotlights an array of people ("Arthur's hair is brown and straight./ Kit's hair is black and spiky. But.../ they both don't like shampoo!").
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Reviewed with Melanie Walsh's My Beak, Your Beak
PreS. Vibrant colors and simple shapes will attract toddlers to these two appealing titles about similarities and differences. My Beak uses animal contrasts: "Dachshunds are long with little legs. Dalmations are tall and spotty. But . . . they both love chasing sticks." My Nose shows a cast of multiethnic children: "Arthur's hair is brown and straight. Kit's hair is black and spikey. But . . . they both don't like shampoo." Little ones will enjoy the way the rhythmic texts pause on the dramatic But before the next page reveals how the animals and children are the same. It's Walsh's bold, simple paintings that will draw the most attention. Friendly, saturated hues--acid yellows, chocolate browns, and rich peaches--color the large, uncluttered spreads comprising basic shapes and minimal, childlike details. A bedtime message closes both titles. Suggest this to fans of Todd Parr's books. Gillian Engberg
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