Animal Antics: A to Z

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Harper Collins, Sep 6, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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From adoring alligators to zany zebras, the animals in this book

are sure to keep you amused with their antics.

And look at the acrobats!

For they are a talented group indeed.

Using only their bodies, these limber contortionists are merrily forming all twenty–six letters of the alphabet.

The animals are impressed.

You will be, too!


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User Review  - aezeek - LibraryThing

The book Animal Antics A to Z by Anita Lobel is more of a picture book. Every page has a letter of the alphabet with an acrobat or two in the shape of the letter. The animals range from adoring ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

I think it is a little odd that this alphabet book has gotten such poor reviews. A good alphabet book to me teaches sounds in a creative way and this achieves that. Well done Lobel. Read full review


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About the author (2005)

Anita Lobel (née Kempler) was born on June 2, 1934. She is a Polish-American illustrator of children's books, including A New Coat for Anna, This Quiet Lady, Alison's Zinnia, and On Market Street, which won a Caldecott Honor for illustrations. One Lighthouse, One Moon, one of two books she created about her cat, Nini, is a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. Her childhood memoir, No Pretty Pictures, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Lobel was born in Krakow, Poland. She was forced to hide in a convent during WWII, but was captured by the Nazis. She and her brother were forced to go into a concentration camp in Germany; they were rescued in 1945 by the Swedish Red Cross. They were lucky to be reunited with their parents in 1947. In 1952, her family moved to New York, and she then attended Pratt Institute for Art. Lobel graduated with a B. F. A. in Fine Arts. Lobel met her husband, Arnold, at Pratt while acting in a play. Anita's major works include: Alison's Zinnias, Sven's Bridge, On Market Street, and One Lighthouse, One Moon. She has been nominated for numerous awards including selections for the Best Illustrated Book from New York Times Book Reviews (Sven's Bridge, On Market Street and One Lighthouse, One Moon). On Market Street also received a Caldecott Honor Book Award, a Boston Globe/Horn Book Award (illustration), and is an American Book Award finalist.

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