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Annie And the Wild Animals BRDBK Edition
Contributor(s): Brett, Jan
ISBN: 0618747869     ISBN-13: 9780618747863
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    OUR PRICE: $7.20  
Product Type: Board Book - Other Formats
Published: September 2006
Annotation: When Annie's cat disappears, she attempts friendship with a variety of unsuitable woodland animals. "The pictures hold countless surprises. Indisputably, this is a work of wonder that deserves highest honors."--"Publishers Weekly." Redbook Children's Book Award.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Board books.
Forest animals; Fiction.
Cats; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Pets
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Emotions & Feelings
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2006280238
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 6.00" H x 5.00" W x 1.00" (0.65 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 9104
Reading Level: 2.7   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Annie was lonely. Taffy, her golden-haired cat, had disappeared. Life
in the woods was empty, and Annie could not find anyone to be her
friend. Outside, the snow was deep and the winter seemed endless.
A moose and a bear and even a wildcat are not as friendly or as soft
or as cuddlesome as Taffy. A story within a story forms as the
intricate borders subtly foreshadow the main plot of Taffy's return
at the end of the winter.

Contributor Bio(s):
With more than thirty million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nationís foremost author/illustrators of childrenís books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2007 Spring)
Brett's popular story is poorly suited for the board book format. Much of the richness of Brett's elaborate illustrations is lost in the tiny size, and the borders, which tell part of the story, are so small that it is difficult to discern the action. The story itself will be neither understandable by nor appealing to toddlers. Stick with the standard edition. Copyright 2007 Horn Book Guide Reviews.