Mommy, look what I can do!

Mack, 1960-

Book - 2013

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Picture books
Board books
New York : Clavis 2013.
Corporate Author
Clavis Publishing
Main Author
Mack, 1960- (author)
Corporate Author
Clavis Publishing (-)
1st ed
Item Description
Translation of: Mama, kijk wat ik durf!
Cover title.
On lift-the-flap board pages.
Physical Description
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 19 cm
From 18 months.
Contents unavailable.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Using a mix of photographs, cartoons, and flaps, Mack introduces seven young animals eager to show off their talents. Each mother animal is shown at left in a sharp photograph, while their children appear as emotive cartoons on the right. "Mommy tiger, look what I can do," boasts her little one before leaping into the river, an action revealed by lifting a small flap. The animals' vocal demands for attention and desire to demonstrate their prowess will be familiar to many a human reader. Simultaneously available: Daddy, Look What I Can Do! Up to age 4. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Review by Kirkus Book Review

Baby animals surprise their mommies in this lift-the-flap celebration of newfound know-how. The left-hand pages feature close-up photographs of animal mothers in their natural habitats, while the right-hand pages reveal cartoonlike drawings of baby animals showing off their skills. For example, a photo of a single penguin against a snowy backdrop is paired with a drawing of three baby penguins perched atop a hill, exclaiming, "Mommy penguin, look what we can do!" Beneath a sturdy flap is the answer to the question--"We can slide down a steep hill!"--accompanied by a picture of the little penguins barreling down the slope in single file. Also featured are orangutans, birds, tigers, dolphins, rhinos and bears. Companion volume Daddy, Look What I Can Do! (978-1-60537-170-2) follows the same formula but with different animals. No doubt wee ones will relate to the baby animals' desire to impress their parents and enjoy guessing what new achievements will appear beneath the flaps. While the combination of photographs and illustrations may be jarring for adults, children will not be bothered; in fact, the discordant pairings may serve to stimulate their thinking as they learn to categorize and identify various animals. This modest-sized, lift-the-flap animal excursion is a good bet for one-on-one sharing or individual exploration. (Board book. 1-3)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

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