Can You Cuddle Like a Koala?
by John Butler
John Butler will delight the very young with this simple, interactive look at different animals and the way they move.
From leaping like a frog to winking like an owl, acclaimed author-illustrator John Butler will delight the very young with this simple, interactive look at different animals and the way they move.
Butler’s lavish portraits feature wide-eyed animals in their natural surroundings. The simple text will invite spirited responses from young children as they imitate the animals in the story, until finally, at the end, they are instructed to “Close your eyes tight and rest your sleepy head.”
Publication Date: 7/20/2005
Page Count: 20
Size: 5-7/8″ x 5-7/8″
Age Range: 2 – 6
F&P: GRL J, Gr 1, Genre F
Themes: Baby Animals, Movement, Questions
“Soft, dreamy illustrations in orangy browns set against pastel backgrounds depict a variety of cuddly creatures in action. The art, with its delicate colors and detailed rendering of the layered textures of fur, gives the animals a soft, huggable look, making this a perfect title for curling up together during one-on-one reading.” ―School Library Journal
“The gentle rhymes and invitation to copy the animals’ movements in a relaxing sequence will calm both the reader and the listener as their busy day winds down.” ―A Book and a Hug
Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2004
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Meet the Author/Illustrator
John Butler has written more than a dozen books for children and illustrated over sixty. His books have been published in more than twenty countries and won awards such as the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award, IRA Teachers’ Choice Awards, and Bank Street College of Education’s Best Children’s Books of the Year. He has had a long career in illustration, working for a very wide range of clients including Time magazine, “Sesame Street,” and the Sunday Times. He lives in England. You can visit his website here.