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Oct 23 2007

How absurd by Beck Wheeler.

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Hachette Livre Books, 2007. (Lothian Books).
(Age 5-7) This delightful picture book will appeal to young children and the young at heart! Beck Wheeler has put together in rhyme and pictures a story that challenges the imagination about how absurd it would be if animals and birds were combined. What would it be like if a dog and a bird were mixed up? Or a sheep and a hippopotamus?

The story is very amusing and the rhyming language would be fun to read aloud and sure to have children giggling. The humourous illustrations and their delightful captions are really captivating and likely to interest even reluctant young readers.

How absurd is a perfect picture book for reading to the very young and encouraging readers to take their first steps to independent reading. It would also be really useful for an art session where children of any age could design their own absurd creatures.
Pat Pledger

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