Five Creatures by Emily Jenkins

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Three humans and two cats

Five creatures live in our house.
Three humans, and two cats.
Three short, and two tall.
Four grownups, and one child (that's me!).

In this book of lighthearted comparisons, simple text and warm pictures work together to depict various scenes in a happy household where each member is distinct but also has something inn common with one or more of the others. The fun comes from sorting out the similarities and the differences. Five Creatures is a 2001 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award Honor Book for Picture Books.

About Emily Jenkins

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Emily Jenkins and Tomek Bogacki have also collaborated on Daffodil. Both author and illustrator live in New York City.
Published April 20, 2001 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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Shared and distinct traits appear in the five creatures in Jenkins’s household—two adults, a young girl, and two cats.

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When her father falls asleep on the couch with the cats, the girl lists ""Three who nap with the Sunday newspaper."" She sits nearby, imitating her bookworm mother by flipping through a picture book: ""Two who can read, and one who is learning."" Bogacki (The Bird, the Monkey, and the Snake in th...

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"Three people and two cats form a cozy quintet in this volume, in which Jenkins playfully appraises a family's varied talents and tastes just the way a child learning to count might do," said PW .

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