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 Who am I? : an animal guessing game
 Author: Jenkins, Steve

 Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2017)

 Dewey: 590
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [34] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 695369 ISBN: 9780544935396
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2


Price: $20.48

Uses playful and descriptive adjectives, nouns and verbs to describe features of each animal, then reveals the animal on the next spread.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Page, Robin
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.20
   Points: .5   Quiz: 196427

   Kirkus Reviews (10/01/17)
   School Library Journal (11/01/17)
   Booklist (09/15/17)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/12/17)
 The Hornbook (00/09/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/15/2017 Page and Jenkins are an author-illustrator team that has created an impressive body of nature-themed children’s books. Their latest nonfiction offering adopts a more unconventional format: readers are given clues about an animal before it is revealed on the subsequent page. This playful layout makes this an ideal book for read-alouds. Five clues for each animal are illustrated with artwork that focuses attention on very specific parts of its body. The clues include a range of pertinent facts about each creature, such as their physical characteristics, adaptive features, habitat, diet, and social habits. Readers will be challenged to activate prior knowledge while learning something new about common species. Additional facts about each animal are provided in a summary in the end matter. Strong visual appeal coupled with the format, which is more of a game than an exposition on animal facts, offers a delightfully fresh resource on the animal world. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 11/01/2017 PreS-Gr 1–Jenkins and Page are back with another exceptional nonfiction title for young children. This one is a playful guessing game. Children are encouraged to examine clues and guess which animal will be on the next page. This brilliant interactive format makes it a perfect read-aloud for a library storytime or a bedtime story. The book concludes with a list of interesting facts about each critter and a list of titles to support further learning. The diversity of animals featured will keeper readers anxiously waiting for which creature will appear next. Jenkins's signature illustrative style is reminiscent of Eric Carle and Lois Ehlert with its paper cutouts and textures. Readers are sure to linger on the images and appreciate the extensive craftsmanship that went into each feather and scale. VERDICT A versatile early nonfiction title that will enhance both public and school library collections and is sure to become a household favorite.—Katherine Hickey, Metropolitan Library System, Oklahoma City - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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