Title: Architecture Animals Author: Michael J. Crosbie and Steve Rosenthal Photographer: Publisher: Singapore; The Preservation Press
Genre: Books for Infants and Toddlers Level: Beginner Number of pages: 24 Pub. Date: 1995
This book shows pictures of different animals found in architecture around the world. Each picture is accompanied by the name of the animal in large colored text. Underneath this is a short poem about the sculpture.
This book is made of board making it a good choice for young children because it will hold up better than paper. Also the animals’ name is in color drawing the attention of a very young reader. Finally this book could be used with the child once they got older because of the short poems that accompany the animals’ name.
This book takes animals and puts them in stone. I can’t decide if I like this idea or not. It may confuse young children because that is not what the animal looks like in real life. At the same time, the statue animals give the baby something new so it may hold their attention longer. I feel like overall this book teaches babies what to look for to find different animals.
During: This would be a good picture to read out loud to a baby.