Kangaroo and Cricket by Lorianne Siomades

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A kangaroo and a cricket seem to have nothing in common until you consider they both can jump. An octopus and a bat? They both like to hide in the dark. And so it goes with all the creatures, big and small, in this new book from the author and illustrator of My Box of Color and A Place to Bloom. Here Lorianne Siomades asks young children to think about what they have in common with everyone. A visual delight, this perfect book for preschoolers illustrates how the most unlikely pair still can share something in common. A good book to help children think about the way they treat others.

About Lorianne Siomades

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Lorianne Siomades is an artist and graphic designer. She is the author and illustrator of Cuckoo Can't Find You, Kangaroo and Cricket, My Box of Color, and A Place to Bloom. She is also the illustrator of This Is the Ocean by Kersten Hamilton, and Where Wild Babies Sleep by Ann Purmell. She lives in Colorado.
Published September 1, 1999 by Boyds Mills Press. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Siomades (A Place to Bloom, 1997, etc.) introduces easy animal actions and identification with a simple text and with a cut-paper collage technique that is akin to the work of Eric Carle.

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and, as readers can see from a spread of a cross-sectioned hill that houses a bone and an acorn, ""Dog and squirrel.../ both bury things."" A few pairings are a stretch (""Whale and walrus.../ both are big""), and an octopus and bat's tendency to hide results in a spread so dark that neither crea...

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