Baboon

Kate Banks; Pictures by Georg Hallensleben

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On his first trip into the world, a baby baboon meets a very slow turtle and concludes that the world is slow. But then, as his mother takes him farther afield, he sees much more: he watches a hungry crocodile, a thundering herd of elephants, a swift gazelle, a rhinoceros. He feels the heat of a fire, the softness of grass, the warmth of the sun. Throughout the day, everything he experiences expands his understanding, and when night falls, he has seen with his own eyes that the world is a big and varied place.

With its simple, rhythmic text and bold, impressionistic jungle pictures, Baboon is a book to share with children as they explore their own new worlds.

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"Simple, eloquent." --Starred, The Horn Book

"Banks opens young children's eyes to the message that there is more to their universe than they might know or understand . . . A book that will support children's own questioning." --Starred, Booklist

"Hallensleben dims the light and saturates the page with greens and browns in his broadly brushed paintings to create a tranquil, cozy feeling perfectly attuned to the comforting tone of such tender give-and-take." --Starred, Kirkus Reviews

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Kate Banks; Pictures by Georg Hallensleben

Author Kate Banks and illustrator Georg Hallensleben have collaborated on several books, including And If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, The Cat Who Walked Across France, Close Your Eyes, and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Banks lives in the South of France with her husband and two sons. Hallensleben lives in Paris.

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Sunburst Paperbacks
March 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374404734
ISBN10: 0374404739
Picture Book
10 1/8 x 9 5/16 inches, 32 pages, Includes full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 3 to 6
Grade Range: p to 1
$7.95
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