What Animals Really Like by Fiona Robinson

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When the National Animal Choir performs the latest song by renowned composer and conductor Mr. Herbert Timberteeth, nothing goes exactly as planned. Mr. Timberteeth has some preconceived notions of what animals like to do that are reflected in his song. But it turns out that lions prefer flower arranging to prowling and shrimp would rather ski than swim! With all the dissension and mayhem, will the show still go on? This hilarious picture book delivers a subtle message about stereotyping that kids, who are so often pigeonholed, will appreciate.

Awards and Praise for What Animals Really Like
2012 Winner of the Irma S. Black & James H. Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature

"Robinson's story will keep children giggling at the beaver’s frustrated reactions and the animals’ unpredictable preferences. Encore!"
--Publishers Weekly

"Guffaws and surprising twists will have youngsters clamoring for a repeat performance. Brava!"
--Kirkus Reviews


About Fiona Robinson

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Fiona Robinson is the author-illustrator of The Useful Moose: A Truthful, Moose-full Tale and The 3-2-3 Detective Agency. She has been praised by Publishers Weekly for her "humor tinged with heart," and her work has been honored by the Royal Academy of Arts. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.
Published October 1, 2011 by Harry N. Abrams. 24 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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“We are pigeons, and we like to coo.” But the cows, with mischievous grins, sing, “We are cows, and we like to … / … dig,” gleefully whipping out spades and shovels to emphasize their point.

Sep 01 2011 | Read Full Review of What Animals Really Like

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After a title page announces “A New Song Composed & Conducted by Mr. Herbert Timberteeth,” an opening gatefold reveals a huge cast of animals on a proscenium stage, organized in prim little groups as if for a recital.

Aug 29 2011 | Read Full Review of What Animals Really Like

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