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

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. ((Reviewed August 2006)) Copyright 2006 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

In a question-and-answer format, asks young readers how animals and people recognize and greet each other through body language, facial expressions, and sound.