Animals

Bank Street Children's Book Committee's Best Books of 2013 for Children Under Five

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Animal 123 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452109930
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 22nd, 2012

Have fun counting animals of all sizes, shapes, and colors and lifting the number flap. Amusing, lively illustrations (2-4).

 


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Animal Spots and Stripes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452109947
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - February 22nd, 2012

Which animals are striped? Which are spotted? Discover the answers in the bright, playful illustrations of a menagerie of animals (2-4).

 


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The Ant and the Grasshopper Cover Image
By Rebecca Emberley, Ed Emberley (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596434936
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 16th, 2012

Grasshopper and his bug band provide what ant needs to bring her “sticky burden” back to her colony. Bold, colorful illustrations (3-5).

 


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Bear in Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763645694
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 14th, 2012

Who is leaving all those yummy gifts in front of his cave? Bear tries hard to find out. Gentle mixed- media drawings (3-5).

 


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Bears in Beds Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763653385
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 14th, 2012

Five sleepy bears fill cozy beds until a nighttime noise scares them. What can big brown bear do? Warm acrylic illustrations (3-5).

 


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Ben Loves Bear Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419703867
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Published: ABRAMS - January 1st, 2013

Follow the adventures of a boy and his bear as they share their day. Expressive, animated illustrations accompany easy to-read text (2-5).

 


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Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802854087
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Published: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2012

Sounds are the words as a boy’s dog chases a cat instead of his ball. Simple watercolor illustrations (4-6).

 


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Dinosaur Thunder Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780590452960
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 1st, 2012

All his family’s reassurances do not comfort frightened Brannon until big brother Chad comes up with the explanation of dinosaur thunder. Simple but evocative full-color prints (3-6).

 


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Dog Loves Drawing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375870675
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 14th, 2012

Drawing in his new sketchbook, Dog enters a world of adventures and friends. Whimsical pencil and watercolor illustrations (3-6).

 


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Dolphin Baby! Cover Image
By Nicola Davies, Brita Granstrom (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763655488
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - April 10th, 2012

Soft acrylic illustrations accompany the pppffff and shreeeep of a mother-baby dolphin pair. Includes advice about saving dolphins in the wild (3-6).

 


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The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781423151289
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 3rd, 2012

When duckling receives a requested cookie, Pigeon rants that he never gets what he asks for. So? Signature speech-balloon text and illustrations (3-5).

 


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Duck Sock Hop Cover Image
By Jane Kohuth, Jane Porter (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780803737129
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Published: Dial Books - May 10th, 2012

What could be more fun than dancing in cool, colorful socks? Rhymed text and bright mixed-media illustrations (3-5).

 


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Five Little Monkeys Jump in the Bath Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547875279
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 9th, 2012

Lively illustrations and amusing word play make this board book an ideal read-aloud (1-3).
 


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Fly, Chick, Fly! Cover Image
By Jeanne Willis, Tony Ross (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781467703147
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Published: Andersen Press - September 1st, 2012

Father and mother owl raise three chicks. Soft pastel illustrations link the chicks’ growth to their natural surroundings (3-6).

 


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Frog and Fly Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399256172
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Published: Philomel Books - March 15th, 2012

Will the fly outwit the frog in this humorous six-part story? Bold illustrations (3-6).

 


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The Great Sheep Shenanigans Cover Image
By Peter Bently, Mei Matsuoka (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780761389903
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Published: Andersen Press - January 1st, 2012

Trying one disguise after another, a wily wolf is determined to capture a lamb for his supper. Colored pencil, paint, and collage illustrations (3-5).

 


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Hamsters Holding Hands Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781459801233
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - April 1st, 2012

Hamsters from one to ten interact in playful rhyme. Delicate drawings (2-4).

 


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Have You Seen My Cat? Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781442445758
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Published: Simon Spotlight - May 1st, 2012

Wondrous collage illustrations and a simple repetitive text describe a boy’s worldwide search for his lost cat (3-5).

 


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Hippospotamus Cover Image
By Jeanne Willis, Tony Ross (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781467703161
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Published: Andersen Press - September 1st, 2012

Silly, nonsensical rhyming words advance this story of jungle animals trying to help their hippo friend. Lively, humorous pen, ink, and watercolor illustrations (4-6).

 


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A Home for Bird Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Philip C. Stead (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781596437111
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 5th, 2012

Vernon the toad is determined to help his new friend, Bird, find his home, introducing him to his animal friends along the way. Humorous mixed- media illustrations (3-7).

 


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How to Be Friends with a Dragon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807534328
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Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 1st, 2012

As his sister teaches him how to treat a dragon, Simon gets involved in a series of adventures with one. Fanciful illustrations (4-6).

 


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Huff & Puff: Can You Blow Down the Houses of the Three Little Pigs? Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419701702
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - April 1st, 2012

Play the role of the Big Bad Wolf, but be ready for a surprise twist. Die cuts with black ink and watercolor illustrations (2-4).

 


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I Don't Want to Be a Pea! Cover Image
By Ann Bonwill, Simon Rickerty (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442436145
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2012

Hugo Hippo and Bella Bird argue over their costumes for the fairy tale fancy dress party. Colorful digital illustrations (3-5).

 


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It's a Tiger! Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Jeremy Tankard (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780811869256
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Published: Chronicle Books (CA) - August 1st, 2012

A young child narrates the jungle adventures of running away from a persistent tiger. Bold illustrations in ink and digital media (4-6).

 


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Itsy-Bitsy Baby Mouse Cover Image
By Michelle Meadows, Matthew Cordell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781416937869
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 6th, 2012

Bouncy, playful rhyme matches the energy of a baby mouse’s adventure. Cheerful watercolor illustrations (3-6).

 


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Just Ducks! Cover Image
By Nicola Davies, Salvatore Rubbino (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763659363
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 27th, 2012

A muted urban palette illustrates this close look at our feathered neighbors in the city (4-6).

 


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Kali's Song Cover Image
By Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780375870224
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Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - March 13th, 2012

Sent out to practice hunting mammoths, Kali makes a surprising discovery about something else he can do with his bow. Mixed-media illustrations (4-6).

 


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Kate & Pippin: An Unlikely Love Story Cover Image
By Martin Springett, Isobel Springett (Photographer)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780805094879
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - February 28th, 2012

Photographs and simple text capture the true story of an abandoned fawn and the Great Dane who adopts her (3-6).

 


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Let's Go for a Drive! (an Elephant and Piggie Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423164821
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 2nd, 2012

Elephant and Piggie’s plan to take a car trip fails when they forget one crucial item. Colorful animated illustrations (4-6).

 


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Little Bee Cover Image
By Edward Gibbs, Edward Gibbs (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780316127073
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Published: LB Kids - April 3rd, 2012

There is a commotion in the jungle and everyone is running away for safety. Vivid illustrations capture movement and emotions (1-3).

 


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Little Bird Cover Image
By Germano Zullo, Albertine (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781592701186
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - March 20th, 2012

When a man releases a large group of birds, what is he to do when one stays behind? Colorful, whimsical illustrations (3-6).

 


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Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic Cover Image
By Monica Carnesi, Monica Carnesi (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399256660
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - January 5th, 2012

Stranded on ice, a dog is rescued in the Baltic Sea and adopted by the sailor who saved him. Illustrated in watercolor, pen, and ink (4-6).

 


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The Man from the Land of Fandango Cover Image
By Margaret Mahy, Polly Dunbar (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780547819884
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Published: Clarion Books - October 23rd, 2012

A fun-loving man breaks out of a drawing and bounces along with two children to encounter a set of whimsical animals. Exuberant watercolor collage illustrations (2-5).

 


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My Snake Blake Cover Image
By Randy Siegel, Serge Bloch (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596435841
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - June 19th, 2012

Blake the snake is a fabulous pet-—he cooks, walks the dog, and writes! Simple line cartoon illustrations (3-6).

 


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Oh No, George! Cover Image
By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763655464
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 13th, 2012

George is a dog who really wants to be good, but having so many temptations makes that very hard! Quirky, vivid illustrations (4-6).

 


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Oh! What a Surprise! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781590788929
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Published: Boyds Mills Press - October 1st, 2012

Goose and Bear are busy making surprises, and Fox is eager to participate. Colorful pastel-like illustrations (3-5).

 


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Petunia Goes Wild Cover Image
By Paul Schmid, Paul Schmid (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780061963346
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Published: HarperTorch - January 24th, 2012

Petunia longs to be a wild animal, to her parent’s dismay. Simple line drawings add to the humor (3-6).


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Pig Pig Meets the Lion Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781580893589
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - February 1st, 2012

The friendly lion who escaped from the zoo plays with Pig Pig in his new-found home. Prepositions abound. Warm watercolors (3-6).

 


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Silly Doggy! Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545373234
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Published: Orchard Books - April 1st, 2012

Lily reluctantly returns her newfound pet. Now will she find another one? Hilarious, realistic illustrations capture the innocence of mistaken identity (4-7).

 


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Step Gently Out Cover Image
By Helen Frost, Rick Lieder (Photographer)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763656010
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 13th, 2012

Close-up photographs accompany a lovely, gentle poem about many of nature’s small but interesting insects. Includes scientific information (4-7).

 


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This Is Not My Hat Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763655990
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 9th, 2012

A little fish steals a hat but is sure his plan to hide in the weeds will succeed. But will it? Digitally created illustrations(4-6).

 


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Toads on Toast Cover Image
By Linda Bailey, Colin Jack (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781554536627
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Published: Kids Can Press - September 1st, 2012

Fox is tired of eating the same thing every day. A new cookbook offers fresh challenges. Humorous, colorful digital artwork (4-6).

 


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Utterly Lovely One Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763652678
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - February 14th, 2012

Everyone is special in his or her own unique way. Soft, detailed illustrations of many different animals (0-5).

 


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Who Has This Tail? Cover Image
By Laura Hulbert, Erik Brooks (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780805094299
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - October 16th, 2012

This question-answer book is based on the partial illustration of an animal, such as a beaver or a rattlesnake, and how it uses its tail. Bright, bold watercolors (4-6).

 


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Whose Toes Are Those? Cover Image
By Sally Symes, Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763662745
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - December 11th, 2012

Simple rhymes, bold, clear art, and a lift-the-flap format invite youngsters to guess which animal (1-3).

 


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Wild about You! Cover Image
By Judy Sierra, Marc Brown (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780307931788
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 7th, 2012

The pandas and tree kangaroos are sad that they don’t have new babies to take care of, but an abandoned egg and a stray kitten change that. Bright, energetic mixed-media illustrations (3-5).