Up Close

By Gay Wegerif
ABRAMS, Board Books, 9781419703911, 24pp.

Publication Date: April 2013

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Recognizing and labeling animals has never been so geometrically inspired Young children will delight in the usual suspects (bunny, pig, frog, chicken, monkey, and lion) depicted in a whole new way. The elements of each zoomed-in face provide only a subtle hint of the animals identities, inviting children (and adults ) to stretch the boundaries of what defines an animal image. The simple question-and-answer format provides immediate gratification for even the shortest attention spans.
Praise for "Up Close"
"Wegerif does a remarkable job of capturing each creature's essence in a few simple shapes and bright nursery colors."
"Publishers Weekly," starred review
"The text, written in a clear, blocky type, encourages a guessing game."
"Kirkus Reviews
""In this inventive board book, colorful, abstract illustrations invite young listeners to participate in a guessing game. Recommended with extra enthusiasm for its ingenuity and high-quality art."
"School Library Journal"
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