FICTION

Who Am I?: An Animal Guessing Game

JENKINS, Steve & . illus. by Steve Jenkins. 40p. HMH. Nov. 2017. Tr $14.99. ISBN 9780544935396. POP
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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.

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