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Five Creatures

by Emily Jenkins
Illustrated by Tomek Bogacki

Published by Frances Foster Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001
24 pages
ISBN: 0-374-32341-0

Ages 3 - 6

A young girl describes the people and animals who live in her house in a series of delightful, sometimes hilarious observations and comparisons. The "five creatures" are the girl, her parents and her family's two cats. There are "three who can button buttons," "four who can open cuboards" (two cats, two grownups), "five who love birds . . . but not all in the same way." Young readers and listeners can identify which member or members of the family each statement describes in the warm, lighthearted illustrations. No doubt many children will also launch into observations about members of their own households and families–a great way to extend the pleasures of the story. Honor Book, 2002 Charlotte Zolotow Award CCBC categories: Picture Books for Older Children; Concept Books.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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