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The Amicus Book of Animals

Written & illustrated by Isobel Lundie
4.5 / 7.0
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Goodreads Rating - 5.0 / 5.0
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Feb 25, 2020
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What Does Bookroo Think of This Book

“Delightful mixed-media illustrations for a cute animal book that should have ended one page sooner.”

Introducing young readers to a wide cross-section of animals from around the globe, The Amicus Book of Animals features one animal per page, including its name, a mixed-media illustration and one kid-friendly fact. From gorilla to armadillo, the variety of animals from different regions is eclectic and fun, exposing littles to some animals they may not be familiar with. While the vast majority of the book goes off without a hitch, the ending is abrupt and odd, leaving adult (if not also child) readers confused about whether all of the animals eat fish, are inappropriately loud, or if there’s some connection that’s been entirely missed. The illustrations, however, are where this book truly shines, with their distinguishing use of grid paper and maps as part of the collage being a highlight.

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Publisher Summary

A graphic paper-collage of familiar animals associates their behaviors with simple descriptive language to foster recognition and reading.

What Kind of Book is The Amicus Book of Animals

Quotes from This Book

  • Narwahl. I swim and splash in the deep blue ocean.
  • Toucan. I snooze and dream in the treetops.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Did you learn anything about an animal that you didn’t know before?

  • Was your favorite animal included in the book? It so, what was it? If not, what fact do you think should have been included if your favorite animal was present in the book?

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Who Wrote The Amicus Book of Animals

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Isobel Lundie

Isobel Lundie graduated from Kingston University in London where she studied illustration and animation. She has always been interested in how to make books interactive so children can immerse themselves in the narrative.

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Publication Date:
February 25, 2020

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