Does a seal smile?

Fred Ehrlich

Book - 2006

Takes a look at how animals and people communicate differently, using everything from tail wags to body language to facial expressions.

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Maplewood, N.J. : Blue Apple Books : Distributed in the U.S. by Chronicle Books 2006.
Main Author
Fred Ehrlich (-)
Other Authors
Emily Bolam (illustrator)
Physical Description
unpaged : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Review by Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 2. How animal and human creatures greet each other is the subject of the latest easy reader in the Early Experiences series. Although this uses the same question-answer format as Does a Baboon Sleep in a Bed? (2006), the language is more complicated this time (Coyotes use facial expressions to communicate ). The meaning is, however, still clear, thanks to the colorful pictures, sharply outlined in ink.\b After a double-page spread about chimpanzees and their gestures, the book moves to humans and their greetings--babies learning to smile, kids slapping a high five, and adults greeting one another in cultures across the world, from France to Japan to Saudi Arabia. The elemental animal-human connection is fun, and so are the examples of communication Ehrlich has assembled. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2006 Booklist

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Review by Horn Book Review

Clearly written texts discuss where animals and humans like to sleep (Baboon) and how different animals, including humans, communicate (Seal). The humor is just right for the audience (""Does a polar bear sleep in a bed? What a silly idea!""), and, like the text, the uncluttered illustrations of amiable-looking animals and people are informative and amusing. [Review covers these Early Experiences titles: Does a Baboon Sleep in a Bed? and Does a Seal Smile?] (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

Does a seal smile? How about a mandrill, a coyote and a chimpanzee? In a question-and-answer format, Ehrlich asks readers whether these animals smile (they don't) and shows how they recognize and greet each other through body language, facial expressions and sound. He then moves on to people; beginning with babies, he introduces the basics of human communication. Last, he provides examples of how people from different cultures greet one another. Bolam's appealing and wry illustrations will charm; however, there is a lot of information here. While the text is straightforward, the human-animal parallels and some of the vocabulary may not be entirely clear to the youngest children and will likely require explanation. With some help, though, children will come to appreciate the differences and similarities between human and animal behavior and understand the basics of how members of different cultures greet one another as well. (Picture book. 4-6) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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