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I See a Kookaburra! : BCCB Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards) - Steve Jenkins

I See a Kookaburra!

By: Steve Jenkins, Robin Page

Hardcover | 30 May 2005

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'I See a Kookaburra!' lets readers search for an oystercatcher, an elephant shrew, and a fierce snapping turtle in the places where they live.Learn how these animals and many others grow and thrive in very different environments. Incorporated into the book is an interactive element. Hidden in the illustrations are animals camouflaged in their surroundings.Turn the page to see if you were able to find them all! AGES: 4-8 AUTHOR: Steve Jenkins, illustrator of more than thirty children's books, won a Caldecott Honor for 'What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?' Visit his website at
Industry Reviews

"The texture- and color-rich cut-paper collages, displaying each animal in a characteristic pose, feature several layers of depth, providing young viewers with the potential for hours of exploration.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred

"The lush cut-paper illustrations invite detailed scrutiny of the various animals' features and display the textures and variety of skin, fur, beaks, and the like." --Horn Book Horn Book

"A first-rate foray into ecology that will encourage readers to explore the world around them." -School Library Journal School Library Journal

"Jenkins masterfully manipulates texture and space, playing up the unique palette and architecture of each habitat, while pushing readers towards an aesthetic awareness of the remarkable shapes and patterns that compose nature's wonders. . . . Another keeper from this talented team." -- Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly

"The book's bright colors and textures and its playful design will attract an enthusiastic audience." --Booklist Booklist, ALA --

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