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Thursday, 23 July 2015

Review: A Tower of Giraffes

We all love a good collective noun--I find them fascinating! and they're a glorious way to educate little ones visually.

In this beautiful book, Anna Wright features animal groups with their collective term--a scurry of squirrels, a colony of koalas, a parcel of penguins, a tower of giraffes--and don't the terms sound delicious! They are truly a fabulous way to introduce very young children to the delectable sounds and cohesion of words, concepts and image.

The illustrations in this book are equally lush, and have been created using a combination of line sketches and collages of fabrics, knits, feathers, and more.

A small amount of text accompanies each entry, explaining the collective noun. This makes the book ideal for schools and older readers, too.

Lovely! and a real visual treat.

Title: A Tower of Giraffes
Author/Illustrator: Anna Wright
Publisher: Quarto Group UK, $22.99 RRP
Publication Date: 27 May 2015
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781910277102
For ages: 4 - 8
Type: Picture Book

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