Grubman, Steve and Jill Davis. 2010. Orangutans are Ticklish: Fun facts from an animal photographer. New York: Schwartz & Wade.(Random House)
Not your typical animal book, Orangutans are Ticklish combines stunning animal photos with animal facts, and a peek behind the scenes at an animal photo shoot. These guys and gals are no super models! Take the hipppo for instance,
This girl ate a hundred pounds of veggies during the thirty-minute photo shoot.No wonder her mouth is wide open, but
a hippo's yawn doesn't mean she's tired. It means she wants to fight.Thirteen animals including the lion, kangaroo and aardvark are featured. Each creature has a two-page spread with large text, a beautiful photo, and a text bubble with interesting insight from photographer Steve Grubman. A "More Fun Facts" section contains three bulleted facts on each animal. Kids will love this book for the photography. Though it's too long for storytime reading, the photos and one or two facts could easily be shared with a storytime group.
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