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Baboon Paperback – March 1, 2004

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2. Baby Baboon begins to notice various fascinating phenomena from which he draws conclusions about the world. He sees a forest and decides the world is green. "Some of it," says his mother. He watches a turtle and says, "The world is slow." "It can be," answers his mother. He observes predators, a forest fire, a swift gazelle, and soft grass; his mother wisely agrees that each of these wonders is the world. In simple, dreamlike paintings, Hallensleben conveys both the changing colors of the day in the ochre-green jungle and the warm microcosm of the mother with her baby clinging to her neck. The impressionistic illustrations reinforce the calm mood of the well-written text. The words and pictures are perfectly matched and equally compelling. A good choice for parent-child sharing.?Karen MacDonald, Teaticket Elementary School,
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Ages 3^-5. A baby baboon is introduced to the complexities of the world in this deceptively simple story. Mother takes her child into the great forest. "So the world is green," the young baboon notes. "Some of it," his mother replies. As they progress into the forest, Baboon tries to hold on to the truths he thinks he sees: the world is slow because the turtle takes so long to pass; a crocodile opens his mouth wide, and the world seems hungry. But when a gazelle dashes past, Baboon sees that the world can be fast, and when he spies a monkey in a tree, he realizes that although many creatures in the world are different from him, there are some that are like him, too. As evening falls, Baboon understands that the world is big. "Yes," his mother says softly, "the world is big." In a reassuring yet uncompromising manner, Banks opens young children's eyes to the message that there is more to their universe than they might know or understand. The chunky artwork, executed in jungle hues, features strong central images that work exceptionally well for the age group. A book that will support children's own questioning. Ilene Cooper --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); Reprint edition (March 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374404739
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374404734
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,520,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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