Time to Eat

Steve Jenkins, Author, Robin Page, Author, Steve Jenkins, Illustrator, Robin Page, Illustrator
Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. Houghton Mifflin, $12.99 (24p) ISBN 978-0-547-25032-8
Reviewed on: 04/25/2011
Release date: 03/01/2011
Part of a trio of new small-format picture books about animals, this guide to their dietary habits is anchored by the characteristically naturalistic yet artful collages readers have come to expect from this husband-and-wife team. Several animals are highlighted on each spread, set against white backdrops that keep all the attention on the art. Moments of levity balance the information being parceled out: "Ouch!" shouts an "unlucky grasshopper," who has just been impaled on a thorn by a butcherbird. Back matter provides even more information about the 17 featured animals. Also available: Time to Sleep and Time for a Bath. Ages 4–8. (May)
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