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Animals Around the World Lift the Flap [Illustrated] [Board book]

Anthony Lewis
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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15 Feb 2010 Lift the Flap
With warm and friendly artworks from award-winning artist Anthony Lewis, ANIMALS AROUND THE WORLD contains more than 40 flaps to open. It is the perfect interactive introduction to animal habitats for young children, who will delight in the scene changes that are revealed as they open the flaps.

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  • Board book: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher; Illustrated edition edition (15 Feb 2010)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0753419548
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753419540
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 28.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 85,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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BooklistPreschoolers will enjoy the interactive format in this large board book, part of the Lift the Flap series, and the zoology facts are quite detailed, widening the book's audience to grade-schoolers, too. Each doublepage spread shows wildlife in a particular habitat, including a rain forest, woodlands, a rocky desert, the Himalayas, a savannah, a coral reef, and the Arctic. . . .An interactive choice for a wide age range. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Anthony Lewis has illustrated more than 250 children’s books worldwide. His bright, imaginative style, paying great attention to detail, produces fun, accurate illustrations that children love.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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A lovely user-friendly information book that introduces young children to a variety of animals beyond the farm and obvious jungle species. In thick board (a format like the popular Usborne Look-Inside series) with around 8 strong flaps per double page, this is a sturdy choice for preschoolers. An ecclectic good variety of animals, such as the snow leopard, lemmings, iguana and roadrunner are well illustrated in a straightforward way, and there's a snippet of interesting information alongside a second animal picture behind each flap. The opening page features a world map and the hbitats covered include the rocky desert, rainforest, woodland, Himalayas, savannah, Arctic and a coral reef. Smashing!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This is a lovely sturdy book, that a small child could easily read whilst opened flat on his/her lap. The pages are made from hardened card, but lift easily with one hand, and what I especially liked is that instead of sharp square corners, this book has gently rounded corners, including on the cover, so this makes it easier and less 'poky' for little hands.

The illustrations are all hand-drawn and are reminiscent of books that I read when I was at primary school, some 34 years ago, so I found it a touch nostalgic.

The book itself covers The World, Woodlands, The Rocky Desert, The Rainforest, The Himalayas, The Savannah, The Arctic and Coral Reef and tells of the inhabitants of each world. The flaps whilst easy to lift (there are thumb-nail sized indentations that you can insert a finger into), need to be lifted with care and not bent too far back, as the 'seam' where they meet the body of the page itself is not reinforced and could be torn off (if handled roughly, not in normal use). Extra care needs to be taken on the initial lift, as the flaps are tucked in quite tightly. Under each of the 50 flaps, there is a little tidbit of info about the animal in question.

This is an excellent book, and loses a 0.5* only due to the flaps possibly ripping off after repeated use, as I am sure it will get repeated use. It contains a handy glossary at the back, and I think that it is excellent for the target-age, and worth the RRP of 8.99. The flaps reminded me a bit of opening flaps on Advent Calenders, which I am sure will enchant young readers.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely lovely 23 Jan 2010
By Anna
Format:Board book|Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
What a darling, darling book.

If you're a little baffled by the "Life the Flap" subtitle, it's just like a Christmas advent calendar (minus the chocolate, more's the pity. Come to think of it, those chocolate animal crackers would have been a nice, appropriate addition... I digress) where you, aye, lift the flap to see what's underneath. In here, there are 50 of them, all with animals inside.

The book is very short with thick card (almost wood-like) pages so it will be good for lovely little chubby fingers that are covered in jam. It starts with a lovely map of the earth and pictures of animals that are specific to any given area. (The kiwi bird in particular is adorable.)

Next page is a Rocky Desert scene with eagles, snakes, geckos and even a squirrel. Not all of the animals have flaps (all of which have information on the underside), but all the animals have a tiny bit of information. Next, it's Rainforest with monkeys, a macaw, jaguar, beautiful blue morpho butterflies and lots more. Next is Woodland (my favourite... and it's very Britishy, I suppose). I've uplaoaded a few photos to show you the type of drawings and how the flaps are placed. Next, it's The Himalayas and it's amazing how many animals live there! Did you know that there's something called the Himalayan monal pheasant and that it looks like a rainbow? Isn't that wonderful?

Next it's Savannah - the grassy plains of Africa, with eleflumps, hippos, monkeys and a wealth of others. Next, it's the Arctic with its selection of white-furred and -feathered beauties. And its lemmings. Lemmings! They're pictured looking over a little ledge which is a lovely touch. And, finally, coral reef, with fishes and sponge and coral types.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Educational Fun 18 Mar 2010
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Lovely book. Solid cardboard made. Flap though is quite thin so it's semi detached but otherwise the book is educational and fun for ages 2+ and above. Also good fun with adults to engage with the little ones. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5+ Stars children will love it. 17 Feb 2010
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Firstly, this hardback book is very well made. Even the corners of the cover have been cut back so there are no 'pointy corners to stub and damage. This book really does have a quality feel to it. Open the first page and you will see a world map with lots of illustrated animals. At first it is not obvious that this is a 'lift the flap book until you investigate it further. All except for the Coral reef are double pages. The flaps on the new book are quite well hidden, you will really have to look for them.

Rocky Desert: There are 8 flaps to lift, and lots of other bits of information. The Mohave ground squirrel sleeps in a burrow during the hottest summer months. I also now know what a Chuckwalla is; and why he puffs out his body!

Rainforest: There are 7 flaps to lift and again lots of other information. Howler Monkeys live in groups of 40 ( a favorite of mine at the zoo ). Do you know why the Poison dart Frog is so brightly coloured?

Woodland: 9 flaps to lift here. Do you know why an Adder sunbathes. I never realise young shrews hold each others tails when on the move, but do you know why?

The Himalayas: There are 7 flaps to lift on this page. So why does a snow leopard wrap it's tail round it self, and do you know why a Bharal stands very still? I didn't even know what a Bharal was!

Savannah: Six flaps to lift on these pages. If in Africa avoid the tusks of a warthog: And if you see an Oxpecker beware of his friend!

Coral reef: This has 3 flaps to lift on a single page. Maybe I should try a sea cucumber on my salad?

Kingfisher the publisher is well know for quality childrens book. The illustrator Anthony Lewis has done a marvellous job in bringing this book to life.
It really does have a quality feel. Highly recommended, by a parent and a 5 year old.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great educational book for very young and older children
My daughter, now aged 4, has loved this book since we bought it a year ago, but I think it would also suit a much older child aged up to say 7 or 8. Read more
Published on 18 Mar 2011 by Lucy's mummy
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An introduction to geography, nature and maps, with gorgeous illustrations and flaps that reveal more facts and pictures, this is perfect for kids around 3-6 years old, just as... Read more
Published on 16 Sep 2010 by Esteban
4.0 out of 5 stars Educational for little ones
A great little book with interesting pictures that lift up giving information underneath the flap about the specific animal.. Read more
Published on 21 May 2010 by Joan-Violet
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and educational
I hadn't really read the blurb on this before ordering and found it more complicated than expected for my 4 year old. My mistake. Read more
Published on 25 April 2010 by T. Russell
4.0 out of 5 stars A very nice little book
I really like this book. It feels good and solid, definitely kid proof on the outside, and has smoothed-off corners to reduce the risks of little eyes beingpoked, which is a... Read more
Published on 26 Feb 2010 by Neil Goodacre
3.0 out of 5 stars Animals around the world.
This is a very colourful, hardback childrens book with lots of great pictures and information about lots of different animals. Read more
Published on 25 Feb 2010 by P. A. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun and educational, too
My 5 year-old loves this book.
It's a great combination of an introduction to maps and geography, with an introduction to each region's native animals. Read more
Published on 24 Feb 2010 by Sunshine
4.0 out of 5 stars Bright and informative
This sturdy book is good for children who have begun to read. Little lift-up flaps on the pages reveal information about the various animals. Read more
Published on 24 Feb 2010 by David B
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative and colourful book
This book was really well laid out, each double page was a different habitat (the world, rocky desert, rainforest, woodland, himalayas, savannah, arctic and coral reef. Read more
Published on 18 Feb 2010 by Clare
4.0 out of 5 stars Not for little children but great stuff all the same
This book does a wonderful job at putting animals, their habitats and the geography of the planet together in a child's mind. Read more
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