Astonishing Animal ABC by Charles Fuge

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A is for absolutely adorable animals. B is for best-selling illustrator. And C is for the award-winning Charles Fuge, whose irresistible artwork makes this one of the most charming ABC books ever.
Fuge has created a delightful menagerie of creatures, from an ARTY AARDVARK and BOUNCING BEAR to a vet-visiting VULTURE and sweetly WORRIED WALRUS. Playful rhyming text and a fun final tableau will have little ones learning their letters in no time!
 

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Charles Fuge made his picture book debut with BUSHVARK'S FIRST DAY OUT, which won both the Macmillan Prize and the Mother Goose Award. Since then he has illustrated more than thirty picture books, including SOMETIMES I LIKE TO CURL UP IN A BALL, which was highly commended by the judges of the 2001 Kate Greenaway Medal. He lives in Dorset.
 
Published March 1, 2011 by Sterling. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Unfortunately, not every letter gets its own treatment: “G, girl gorilla, / H and I, hare on ice, / J, jolly jackal and his joyful, jumping mice.” While the rhyme sometimes stumbles (unicorn rhymed with Vaughn), the rollicking rhythm of the verses keeps the text moving, which is good, as page tur...

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Alliteration and rhyme abound in Fuge's latest, an abecedarian salute to anthropomorphized animals.

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