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10 Books with Visual Marvels

    8: An Animal Alphabet

    8: An Animal Alphabet - Elisha Cooper

    A unique visual alphabet, including one animal that appears eight times.
    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

    Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? - Bill Martin, Jr.

    Children see a variety of animals, each one a different color.
    Color Zoo

    Color Zoo - Lois Ehlert

     Illustrations of shapes on die-cut pages form animal faces when placed on top of one another.
    Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

    Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise - Sean Taylor

    Hoot owl flies through the night and assumes numerous disguises in order to catch a meal.
    Kitten’s First Full Moon

    Kitten’s First Full Moon - Kevin Henkes

    Kitten mistakes the full moon for a bowl of milk; she ends up tired, wet, and hungry trying to reach it.      

    Leaves - David Ezra Stein

    A curious bear observes how leaves change throughout the seasons.
    Mix it Up!

    Mix it Up! - Hervé Tullet

    Using no special effects other than the imagination, directions allow readers to experiment with changing colors.
    Tap the Magic Tree

    Tap the Magic Tree - Christie Matheson

    Invites the reader to tap, rub, touch, and wiggle illustrations to make an apple tree bloom, produce fruit, and lose its leaves.
    The Marvels

    The Marvels - Brian Selznick

    “You either see it or you don’t.” Billy Marvel’s story, told in pictures, begins in 1766, and culminates in Joseph Jervis’s story, told in text.  
    Where’s the Baboon?

    Where’s the Baboon? - Michael Escoffier

    Uses visual clues to help young readers guess the animals involved in different school activities.
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