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|Crane & crane|
Author: Singleton, Linda Joy
Illustrations and simple text show the parallels between a pair of sandhill cranes building a nest and a construction crane being used to build a cabin for a family.
Kirkus Reviews (02/01/19)
School Library Journal (04/01/19)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2019 PreS-K—This book draws comparisons between a construction crane and a sandhill crane. Both stretch, honk, and grab and stack materials as they work to build a new home—Crane for her babies, and the machine, a new home for a family. Side-by-side illustrations depict the animal and the machine demonstrating an action word printed in bold text (e.g., for "grab," the bird picks up sticks while the machine picks up logs). The juxtaposition is food for thought as readers progress through the book noticing similarities and differences. Both achieving a common goal is a nice wrap-up to the mirroring in the story. The illustrations are bold and warmly depict both nature and the industrial world. The end pages include a labeled diagram of both bird and machine. VERDICT A great book for teaching different meanings of words, useful for a read-aloud or a lapsit. Recommended as a general purchase for preschool collections.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.