Animal Masquerade by Marianne Dubuc

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Come one, come all to the animal masquerade! The lion is going as an elephant, the elephant as a parrot, and the parrot as a turtle! Each costume gives way to another, yielding new surprises on every page, and revealing a menagerie of familiar and unusual animals. Young children will delight in the absurd and amusing images (who wouldn't love a ladybug dressed as a hippopotamus?) and will also appreciate the gags (a fish costumed as a cat is dubbed a "catfish") and other bits of silly sweetness. Recapping this reading adventure: a detailed panorama at book's end, showing all the party guests in their fanciful finery.
 

About Marianne Dubuc

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Marianne Dubuc wrote and illustrated In Front of My House, which was nominated for the 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and La Mer, which received a 2008 Prix LUX/Grafika prize. She lives in Montreal, Quebec. Marianne Dubuc wrote and illustrated In Front of My House, which was nominated for the 2011 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award and La Mer, which received a 2008 Prix LUX/Grafika prize. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
 
Published March 1, 2012 by Kids Can Press, Ltd.. 120 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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It’s time for the animal masquerade, and lion begins considering his costume.

Feb 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Animal Masquerade

The New York Times

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In Marianne Dubuc’s “Animal Masquerade,” a cavalcade of birds and beasts prepare for a costume party.

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Publishers Weekly

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Dubuc’s collection of colored-pencil drawings of animals dressed up as other animals, a companion in tone and format to 2010’s In Front of My House, has two great virtues.

Jan 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Animal Masquerade

Portland Book Review

Just when kids think they have the pattern figured out and are ready to guess the next costume, Dubuc throws in a hilarious twist.

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The Horn Book

Of course, it’s funny to see a mouse disguised as a flamingo, a flamingo disguised as a giraffe, and a giraffe disguised as a millipede— suffice it to say that none of the disguises are going to fool anyone—but a little of this goes a long way.

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