Open Wide! by Catherine Ham

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A Look Inside Animal Mouths. Go where no children's book has ever gone before-inside the mouths of wild animals. Dozens of startling, close-up photos and info-packed verse explore reasons why animals might have their mouths open.
 

About Catherine Ham

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Catherine Ham is the author of Animal Naps and Animal Fights, as well as several best-selling knitting books, including 25 Gorgeous Sweaters for the Brand New Knitter and Weekend Crafter Knitting: 20 Simple Stylish Wearables for Beginners. She lives in Austin, Texas.
 
Published February 1, 2012 by EarlyLight Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With rhyme schemes that change within the poems, words that don’t quite rhyme, rhythm that falters and a dearth of punctuation, these animal poems are difficult to read at best: “A turtle's mouth / Is different / It's not like mine or yours / First off, it has no teeth / But extremely hard, stron...

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Along with companion Step Inside! A Look Inside Animal Homes (also 2012), a visually captivating but politically flawed peek into the world of fauna.

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Vivid photographs show a menagerie of animals with their mouths wide open, as rhyming verses describe each animal, including a raccoon, zebra, eel, ostrich, clam, and turtle. Ham’s conversational vers

Dec 31 2011 | Read Full Review of Open Wide!

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Vivid photographs show a menagerie of animals with their mouths wide open, as rhyming verses describe each animal, including a raccoon, zebra, eel, ostrich, clam, and turtle.

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Portland Book Review

Ham invites her readers to explore the open mouths of over 24 animals and to brainstorm reasons why they might have their jaws extended so wide.

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