Let's Save the Animals: A Flip-the-Flap Book

Frances Barry, Author, Frances Barry, Illustrator
Frances Barry, Author, Frances Barry, Illustrator . Candlewick $12.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-7636-4501-4
Reviewed on: 03/01/2010
Release date: 02/01/2010

Each oblong spread in this eye-catching and informative book features endangered animals rendered in matte paper collage. Large flaps show animals engaging in multiple activities (a polar bear is seen “strolling across the ice,” then “diving into the Arctic Ocean”). The playful expressions of Barry's lively animals make the final spreads all the more stark, as they reappear in black die-cut silhouettes. A page turn, and they're “gone forever.” End-pages help answer the closing question, “How can I help?” Ages 4–7. (Feb.)

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