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Party Animals Hardcover – April 13, 2010

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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2–This picture book opens with a removable invitation to Lucy Goosy's birthday party. As the bird contemplates which of the farm animals to invite, however, she finds fault with each potential guest. She seeks advice from Owl, who points out that no one is perfect, including Lucy herself. He encourages the critical goose to celebrate her friends' differences instead. Rhyming text with plenty of dialogue gets right to the heart of the story. “‘I can't invite Pig. She'll eat all the food.'/‘And Goat is always in such a bad mood!'” Alexandersen's artwork brings out Lucy's criticisms and will elicit giggles from children. Horse, for instance, sits eating a grass sandwich at a classroom desk. The final spread catches the party in full swing, wild with activity. An accompanying CD contains a pleasant mix of Gifford reading and singing, with appropriate sound effects added. It also includes Gifford singing an upbeat song about kids moving; unfortunately, the lyrics for that selection are not in the book. This story with a message would fit well into larger picture-book collections, but it's strictly an additional purchase.Lynn K. Vanca, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Richfield, OH
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About the Author

Kathie Lee Gifford is noted for her 15-year run (1985-2000) on the talk show Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. She has received 11 Emmy nominations. In 2008, Gifford started co-hosting the fourth hour of NBC's Today Show. Her most recent book, Just When I Thought I Dropped My Last Egg, debuted at #8 on the New York Times best seller list. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

Peter Bay Alexandersen trained at Designskolen Kolding, Denmark's leading design institution. On completion of his studies he went on to work as a toy designer at Lego. He then worked as an illustrator for a number of Danish publishing houses and has continued to the present day. He now lives in Copenhagen with his designer wife, Janne Wendt and their four sons.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press Kids; Har/Com edition (April 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762438894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762438891
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,201,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By dusty on April 27, 2010
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This book is charming and the illustrations are captivating There is not a child I can think of that wouldn't be enchanted by it
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The bonus CD is wonderful and the story is fun and engaging for your child!
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Loved the book and CD. My grandkids want to hear it over and over again.
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Kathy Lee's Party Animals is a pure joy. Both my 2 year old and 5 year old love this book & CD for different reasons. The youngest loves it because of how I read it and the eldest loves it because she has memorized the pages and thinks she's reading it! They play the CD over and over.
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I sent this wonderful book to my grandson, Elijah, in Tennessee. He is 5 and learning to read. My daughter-in-law states "he hasn't put it down, we kept re-reading it, and he now knows it by heart". They also loved the CD. Thankyou!
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I was surprised at the high quality of the paper and illustrations; this is a beautiful book! The message is a good one: If you're going to pre-judge all your friends, there won't be anyone left to invite to your party. I didn't know there was a CD with the book and I haven't heard it yet,(Book is going to be a gift) but that was a nice bonus.
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This was a really fun book for my five year granddaughter. She had me play the CD and look at the book over and over. We loved the different voices.
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I bought "Party Animals" this Christmas for my 4-year-old grandson, and it's fabulous! The illustrations are adorable and the story is precious. Each page is a special treat! If you love 'doing' character voices, you'll have a ball reading this one! I haven't even played the CD yet, but I know we'll love it. My favorite thing about the book is the story's message -- good for young and old -- not just acceptance, but also appreciation of diversity among our friends. This is probably the best book buy I've made in years. I'll definitely buy more to share with my friends' grandchildren!
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