What Happens Next? (Flip the Flap and Find Out) (Hardcover)

By Nicola Davies, Marc Boutavant (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763662646, 24pp.

Publication Date: November 13, 2012

List Price: 9.99*
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Lift the flaps and learn about animal life with two books in a fresh, fun-filled series for curious preschoolers.

Here’s a hungry chameleon with a long, long tongue. And here’s a big juicy caterpillar. Can you guess what happens next? What if a honeybee comes upon a beautiful patch of flowers, but the members of her hive don’t know how to find her? Or if two chimps want to munch on termites that are out of reach deep inside a mound? Peek under large flaps to find out — and refresh your memory at the end!

About the Author

Nicola Davies is a zoologist and award-winning author whose many books for children include Surprising Sharks, Extreme Animals, and Gaia Warriors. She lives in Wales.

Marc Boutavant has illustrated numerous children’s books, including What Will I Be? and Who’s Like Me? He lives in Paris.

Praise For What Happens Next? (Flip the Flap and Find Out)

Boutavant’s colorful illustrations are well cued to Davies’s content, depicting scene-setting scientific details (smiley anthropomorphized animals notwithstanding) while enhancing the fun of discovery.
—The Horn Book

Entertainment and education in a pleasing package.
—Kirkus Reviews

Boutavant’s digital illustrations have a retro, Golden Books vibe, both in palette and style; his gently anthropomorphized animals have large, black eyes and friendly expressions, and his bold backgrounds in pinks and reds command attention.
—Publishers Weekly

Ross’s screenwriter background serves his debut well—this novella-in-verse boasts engaging characters, a sturdy plot, and the never-fail enchantment of flying....It's not hard to imagine this on a big screen.
—Publishers Weekly

The digital art is crisply detailed, loudly colored, and slightly cartoonish in some of its designerly elements.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books