Friday, September 26, 2008

Jungle Gym

Krensky, Stephen. Jungle Gym: A Touch and Feel Counting Book. Illustrated by Marsha Gray Carrington.

Jungle Gym is a sturdy book for toddlers. (I'm not sure if the pages are quite thick enough to be classified as a board book. But the pages are considerably sturdier than the paper found in most picture books.) The book features jungle animals--lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, etc. working out at the gym. These jungle animals know the importance of exercise being a part of a healthy life style. As I mentioned, the concept of this one is counting. Counting from one to ten. And it's a touch-and-feel book as well. So we get to feel the scales of the snake and the lion's mane, etc.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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