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What Do You See?

Perrin, Martine, 1965- (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Text and images on die-cut pages lead the reader to discover the hiding places of a variety of small animals.
Authors: Perrin, Martine, 1965-
Statement of Responsibility: Martine Perrin ; [translated by Marianne Martens]
Uniform Title: Qui o̮ quoi. English
Title: What do you see?
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Albert Whitman, 2011
Edition: Albert Whitman board bk. ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 18 cm.
Sold by: Albert Whitman
Notes: Cover title
On board pages
First published in France by Editions Milan in 2005
Summary: Text and images on die-cut pages lead the reader to discover the hiding places of a variety of small animals.
Subject Headings: Animals Juvenile fiction Animals Noise Juvenile fiction Shapes Juvenile fiction Colors Juvenile fiction Toy and movable books Specimens Animals Fiction Animals Noise Fiction Shape Fiction Color Fiction Toy and movable books
Genre/Form: Board books
Topical Term: Animals
Animals
Shapes
Colors
Toy and movable books
Animals
Animals
Shape
Color
Toy and movable books
LCCN: 2010037477
ISBN: 9780807567128
0807567124
Branch Call Number: J PIC P
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Mar 26, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Perrin’s elegant sense of design manages to make this one of the rare board books that is as fascinating to babies as the pictures are attractive to adults. It’s rare that a grown person can appreciate something as much as a newborn, but this is one of the exceptions. You will rarely go wrong if you buy high-contrast black and white books for babies, but if you want something colorful with a good chance of success, try this one on for size. A fun read (and one you won’t mind repeating over and over again either).

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Mar 26, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Right from the cover onward this book works hard to suck in infant interest. Turn the cover and the wavy pattern on the boat becomes an ocean scene with a red fish cresting the waves. After that the book begins in earnest. “Rolling yarn, in a little house . . /” turn the page and, “Look! Here comes Kitty, ready to play! Meow, meow!” A checked pattern of red and white square that had previously been the makeup of the house now become a floor with a silhouette of a black cat in the upper right hand corner. Meanwhile the page you’ve just turned reveals that the house is now red and white too. This sets up the rest of the book. Patterns will appear within objects, and when you turn the page the colors of the objects will change and the patterns become something else. From black stripes to orange polka dots to green zigzags, Perrin creates patterns that seem to move when the eye takes them in. At the end of the book older children can identify the objects, colors, and animals that were spotted throughout.

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Mar 26, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A peek inside What Do You See?

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