Look! (Board book)

By Ted Lewin

Holiday House, 9780823442782, 22pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/1/2013)
Paperback (1/15/2014)

List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Look! An elephant eats. Look! Giraffes drink. Look! A warthog digs. A gorilla hides, wild dogs listen, zebras run, monkeys sit, hippos splash, and a rhino naps. Each line of text is illustrated by a two-page spread with a beautiful painting of an animal Ted Lewin has seen on his journeys to Africa. At the end of the story, a boy reads, plays, and dreams, surrounded by toy animals that represent each of the real ones. This book encourages children to observe, enjoy, and appreciate the natural world. Guided Reading Level D.

About the Author

Ted Lewin grew up in Buffalo, New York, and now lives in New York City. He is an avid traveler, and many of his books are inspired by trips to places such as the Amazon River, the Sahara Desert, Botswana, Egypt, Lapland, and India. He was awarded a Caldecott Honor for his illustrations in Peppe the Lamplighter by Elise Bartone.

Praise For Look!

* "A satisfying challenge and a fun animal adventure made thrilling by Lewin's characteristically spectacular use of lights."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"The engaging pictures paired with the sparse, repetitive text offer an accessible narrative for animal-loving kids brand-new to reading."—The Horn Book
"Emergent readers will relish decoding the text; thoughtful youngsters might also catch the subtle link forged by the boy's imagination between his toys and their living counterparts."—School Library Journal
"The sentences of one to three words per spread in a large, clear font and the straightforward text-to-action correlation make for solid and attractive support for beginning readers in a picture-book format."—Booklist