Baboon by Kate Banks

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On his first trip into the world, a baby baboon meets a very slow turtle and concludes that the world is slow. But then, as his mother takes him farther afield, he sees much more: he watches a hungry crocodile, a thundering herd of elephants, a swift gazelle, a rhinoceros. He feels the heat of a fire, the softness of grass, the warmth of the sun. Throughout the day, everything he experiences expands his understanding, and when night falls, he has seen with his own eyes that the world is a big and varied place.

With its simple, rhythmic text and bold, impressionistic jungle pictures, Baboon is a book to share with children as they explore their own new worlds.
 

About Kate Banks

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Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben have collaborated on several picture books. The author lives in the South of France and the artist lives in Paris, France.
 
Published April 14, 1997 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 28 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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He waits for a turtle to pass, and notes, ``The world is slow.'' ``It can be.'' Of a fire, he says, ``The world is hot!'' ``Not always.'' Upon seeing a crocodile, he says, ``The world is hungry.'' ``Sometimes you are hungry, too.'' Hallensleben dims the light and saturates the page with greens an...

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A naive young baboon, just discovering his world, extrapolates from every encounter in this quasi-metaphysical tale first published in France.

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"A naïve young baboon, just discovering his world, extrapolates from every encounter in this quasi-metaphysical tale," said PW .

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