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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sierra & Brown do it again!

Wild About You! by Judy Sierra, pictures by Marc Brown is their 4th collaboration on a picture book.  The rhyming verse about new babies at the zoo is complemented well with Brown's delightful illustrations.

The illustrations were created using watercolor, gouache, and colored pencils on prepared wooden panels.

This story goes well with a zoo, babies, or animal theme. It would work well with a focus on parents  or adoption, since the tree kangaroo and the pandas take care of babies that need a parent. 
With the wonderful pictures and rhyming this story makes for great reading aloud.
I felt a fondness for the crocodiles that complained about their babies, but when the pandas offer to help them out and take their babies off their hands, the crocodiles wouldn't hear of it!  "WE LOVE THEM COMPLETELY." I imagine this will draw a knowing smile from the parents reading with their children.  Yes, they can be problematic, but they wouldn't give them up for the world!

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