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Feb 08 2017

At the zoo I see by Joshua Button and Robyn Wells

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Magabala Books, 2017. ISBN 9781925360455
(Age: 1-3) Recommended. Board book. Animals. A beautifully designed and sturdy board book this is sure to be a favourite with very young children. Published by Magabala to showcase the work of young Indigenous artists, this is a lovely example of rich illustrations and interesting text.
As the title states, the animals illustrated are ones that might be found in a zoo, and are from many parts of the world as well as Australia. On opening the book, there is 'a flying macaw', in rich vivid colours, and then 'a prowling quoll' in subtle browns with white spots. A particularly intriguing double page is of a devoted elephant, while the 'pacing jaguar' pads across another double page.
The illustrations are outlined in black and the expressions on the faces of the animals are memorable.
This would be a perfect gift for a very young child.
Pat Pledger

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