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Lots of Spots [Kindle Edition]

Lois Ehlert

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Book Description

Caldecott Honor artist Lois Ehlert invokes birds and beasts from all walks of the animal kingdom in this collection of fun, clever, and witty poems. Beautifully illustrated in Lois’s signature bold and bright collage style, this exploration of camouflage and adornment will both illuminate and delight.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1969 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books; 1 edition (5 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Y9MYVS
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the youngest animal lovers 24 July 2010
By J.Prather - Published on
Lots of Spots is a superb collection of animals that young ones will enjoy paging through time and again. The 50 plus mammals, birds, fish and reptiles are all rendered in the artists signature collage style and seem to actually leap off the page. The rhymes range from the whimsical to the informative and back again, providing a nice accompaniment to each illustration.

While this is a great book for a preschooler to sit down and share with mom and dad, I wish that each page would have been less crowded so the book could have then been more effectively used for group sharing. The white background is perfect for these illustrations, giving them stark contrast. The sheer number of them per spread sometimes lessens their impact. Some spreads are perfect in that they feature one or two animals, while one two page spread crams in six birds along with their poems. The ending is perfect with a long neck giraffe extended over two pages.

I of course do not possess this author's superior artistic judgement and I am sure this book will find plenty of fans. It's whimsical tone and superb illustrations will mark it as a stand out for toddlers, preschoolers, and even early elementary students. I just can't help wishing it would have been organized a bit differently.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wait to use this wonderful board book with older children. 6 May 2014
By Bob Walch - Published on
Sometimes we are inclined to use a board book too early with a child. This may be such an instance. Make no mistake THIS IS A GREAT BOOK ! But because of the number of pages and the short poems that are matched to the animals you'll find it is best to hold back here until the child can fully manage a "thicker" book and appreciate/enjoy the clever poetry.

I will certainly save this for my grandchild but I'll give it to her when she is two or three years old rather than when she is in the 16-20 month range. On the other hand, I might take it out occasionally to just look at the splendid illustrations of critters and then, after enjoying the visual stimulation with Brynn, reshelf it until later !

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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book and so does my 2 year old! 28 Feb. 2013
By Nanny Jen - Published on
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I love Lois Ehlert books, but this one takes the cake. It is so beautifully illustrated and it's full of short rhymes on every page which makes for the best kind of book for toddlers. (and older, too)! It is very creative and funny and would hold any child's attention. It is so much fun to read outloud.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 2 Aug. 2012
By M. Heiss - Published on
We love the cut paper illustrations; we are illustration fanatics. The book does such an interesting job with spotted animals, and also striped (not in the title)

Each animal has a cute little poem with it -- it's great.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and entertaining 9 Sept. 2014
By Lari - Published on
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is so fun! My 5 yr old loves animals and loves this book. We probably read it 5-6 times as soon as we opened the box. Great graphics and colors. There's a lot to talk about as you read together.
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