If All the Animals Came Inside

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Apr 17, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
22 Reviews
The walls would tremble. The dishes would break.
Oh, what a terrible mess we would make!

If all the animals came inside, bears would run down the stairs, kangaroos would bounce on the couch, and hippos would play hide-and-seek through the halls! Join one family's wild romp as animals of all shapes and sizes burst through the front door and make themselves right at home.

Extraordinary collage artwork from beloved illustrator Marc Brown (Arthur series) pairs with Eric Pinder's hilarious rhyming verse to make this the perfect book to read aloud again and again.


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Fun rhyming story with appealing illustrations. - LibraryThing
The text is silly, and so are the pictures. - Goodreads
The pictures are amazing and the story is cute. - Goodreads
The illustrations are wonderful and original. - Goodreads
The pictures are a lot of fun too. - Goodreads
The illustrations are brilliant. - Goodreads

Review: If All the Animals Came Inside

User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

This would be a great read aloud book—the text is set in rhyme with onomatopoeia and the pictures are great. It's the hypothetical story of what would happen if all of the animals were to come inside ... Read full review

Review: If All the Animals Came Inside

User Review  - Elizabeth Blake - Goodreads

It's tempting to bring home all the animals we encounter in our world. This book gives children a chance to see the chaos that would occur if we really did bring them all home. Most animals are best ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and creative producer of the number-one children's PBS television series, Arthur. He has also illustrated many other books for children, including Wild About Books and Dancing Feet!. Marc lives with his family in Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard.

Eric Pinder is the author of the non-fiction picture book Cat in the Clouds, published by The History Press in May 2009. He has also written a number of books for adults, and has been published in national magazines, including Slate and Newsday. Eric teaches at Chester College of New England and has an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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