Basher by Simon Basher
Go! Go! Bobo Shapes

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Watch the lovable (but accident-prone!) Bobo bounce through bright, bold scenes, meeting round buttons, square presents and triangular trees on his way. The outline of each two-dimensional shape is embossed, allowing children to trace and learn the shape.
 

About Simon Basher

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Simon Basher is an internationally recognized illustrator, author and artist. He is best known for creating and illustrating a novel series of informational books that make science and other topics fun and accessible for grade-school students. His illustration style is described as a synergy of European graphic design and Japanese Manga character creation. His book catalog includes The Periodic Table, Physics, Biology, Rocks and Minerals, Planet Earth, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Punctuation, and Astronomy. Simon Basher lives and works in London, England.
 
Published April 1, 2011 by Kingfisher. 18 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Grouped into “Veggie Munchers,” “Meat Crunchers,” “High-fliers” and “Water Lovers,” 26 dinos and proto-reptiles each step up in turn to flex their attributes: “I’m one happy swimmer—a fish-chasin’, air-breathin’, fully oceangoin’ reptile.

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(BoBo lands feet first in the blue paint can, and a barely noticeable “oh” formed on his lips seals the deal.) The text consists of nothing but color labels until BoBo returns to his room, a rainbow above his bed, and concludes, “Go!

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After number 20 ("sleepy spiders"), there's a review of each number, taking four pages.

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Lower left displays the letter in both upper and lowercase, while the upper left unfurls a sentence using the letter to the maximum: “Brianna bounces beautiful bugs” (the bugs look quite content despite their manhandling).

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Then, portrait-gallery–style, the team introduces several dozen personified machines from “Wheel and Axle” (“Hey there, let’s start this thing rollin’!”) to “Radar” and “Rocket.” Household appliances like “Toilet” and (landline) “Telephone” also step up to the mike, as do such basic materials as ...

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Basher brings his distinctive line of informational books to an even younger audience with the introduction of BoBo, a marshmallow-headed little guy with an urge to bounce (a bandage on his forehead s

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Adding to the Basher Basics series of small-format guides, Basher introduces readers to dinosaurs, organizing them by common characteristics.

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More hip pop-art science from Basher and Green, though here the collaborators may have "bytten" off more than they can ...

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Summary: Learning with a smile - a look at the oceans and the creatures which inhabit them, told be the oceans and creatures themselves.

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City Book Review

The bright, stylized, Anime-influenced drawings splash happily across each spread – a spread for each number one through twenty.

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BellaOnline

In the Biology book, Sperm, for instance, says, “I'm a little guy with a big job.” For those who wish to consider the appropriateness of the books for younger children, he does get a bit more specific.

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Portland Book Review

The Shoreline Crew, Open-water Crew, Deep-down Dandies, Frosty Fellows and the Ocean Explorers offer first person narratives detailing their unique qualities and abilities.

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I bet you will find something that will interest you wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 5 stars for a cleverly devised mystery set in PDX a must read for the tween reader in your family wp.me/p2DwkQ-cmT http://t.co/FN0NuUFC

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Portland Book Review

I bet you will find something that will interest you wp.me/P2DwkQ-bv0 5 stars for a cleverly devised mystery set in PDX a must read for the tween reader in your family wp.me/p2DwkQ-cmT http://t.co/FN0NuUFC BoBo is a busy, busy boy.

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