Caribbean Animals by Dawne Allette


Caribbean Animals by Dawne Allette

Ned sits in his tree house and surveys the world around him spotting all sorts of different local animals - from an agouti, a butterfly, a crocodile, to a zandoli. The rhyming text is full of fun and there's a little mouse in the tree building a little house of his own that small readers will delight in spotting. Illustrations are bold and realistic and there is information about each animal at the end.


Many of the creatures will be familiar to British readers (bumble bee, rabbit, spider); others are more exotic - kiskadee, quail and x-ray fish (the alpha-zoologist's xylophone). The informative accuracy of Baker's pictures is reinforced by a zoological appendix containing further information about the stars of the show - and show it is - very pleasing and ideal for sharing Books for Keeps

About the Author

Illustrator: Alan Baker has written and illustrated over forty books for children and has worked with authors and artists such as Michael Rosen (Hairy Tales and Nursery Crimes - no I best seller 1985), Philippa Pearce (The Battle of Bubble and Squeak -Whitbread award winner 1979), Louis de Bernieres (Red Dog - V&A Illustration award nomination in 2002) and Joni Mitchel (Both sides now - 1992 Y.E.S award of excellence - USA). He has been recipient of two IRA/CBC Children's choice award, the Gold Creative Circle Award, Silver Campaign Press Award and was creative match flair illustrator of the month in November 2004. Alan has more recently been producing illustrations for the Guardian wall charts.

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32 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7


Dawne Allette
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Publication date

1st April 2004



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