Saturday, August 25, 2012


If All the Animals Came Inside

by Eric Pinder and
Illustrated by Marc Brown

"The walls would tremble,
The windows would shake.
Oh, what a terrible mess we would make!

If all the animals came inside, bears would run down the stairs, kangaroos would bounce on the couch, and hippos would play hide-and-seek through the halls! Join one family's wild romp as animals of all shapes and sizes burst through the front door and make themselves right at home."

This is one of the happiest children's books that I have reviewed.  The collage art work is so incredible wonderful! I love the colors, drawings, and the rhyming words.

Every color of the spectrum is included in this book... Oranges, pinks, purples, blues, greens, yellows, reds, greys, browns...and wonderful variations of all these colors::))

I am the children's librarian at the Carnegie Library Allegheny Branch. I have recommended this book to several parents and children. What a great read! This book is such a happy friendly book that I am planning to purchase it and give it to friends and family members with small children.

As an animal lover, I was so happy looking at the pictures and reading the rhyming text!

I giggled at the children ridig the elephant knocking over objects in sight which is what you would expect from an elephant in a small confined space... THUMP RHUMP. BANG BUMP.

How cute!

There are all sorts of animals hiding in room playing hide-and-seek. Animals coming out of closets. However, every so often along with the collage drawings, we will see a photo os a real image... or two or three.

This would be a great game for children to locate the real images in the picture... It might be a teddy bear or a sandwich or peas or pasta or a rubber ducky... You will have to read the book to find the rest!

"At bathtime my daddy would stammer and stare.
'You can't take a bath wiht an octupus in there!'
The faucet would leak. The bathroom would flood.
Daddy would slip and he's land with a thud!"

How many of you have had a bath with an octopus? What other animals are included in this, giraffe, lion, monkey, cow, fox, kitten, grizzly teddy bear, panda bear, elephant... and the rest are??????????????????????

There is something for everyone in this book!

This is great for story time, right before bed, or any time... It is such a happy friendly enjoyable read that your children will love you for sharing this delightfully funny and witty story with them!

I recommend this gem for every home, school, daycare, and public library!
Until the next time...
Happy reading..........
A children's book a day, keeps the scary monster away!

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