Debbie Harter continues to create her bold and child-friendly illustrations in her distinctive bright and vibrant style. With experience making jewellery, textiles, ceramics, mirrors and candles, she now works in watercolour, with pencil and ink. Her illustrations for Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon were the inspiration for the muppet-like character who has appeared on the Food Network, a major television channel in the US.
PreS-Gr 2-This lively dance-along song and storybook complement each other perfectly. Debbie Harter's book allows children to guess which Indian jungle animal will appear next, and the lyrics (written by Stella Blackstone) encourage them to participate in the movement story. The CD is sung by popular children's performer Fred Penner, who has recorded one vocal version of the song. This is followed by an instrumental version which includes appropriate animal sounds throughout the score. The recording is faithful to the rhyming text of the book, making it a good musical read-aloud for story hours and animal study units. The colorful watercolor, crayon, and pen illustrations fill the large format book, further adding to its usefulness with groups of youngsters. The boys and girls depicted in the story, one on each page discovering the featured animal, are ethnically diverse and include some with disabilities. Don't hesitate to add this to your collection of children's audio materials.-Kirsten Martindale, Buford Academy, GA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
"Not only does this book reinforce movement, rhyming words, and knowledge of jungle animals, but the text and illustrations act as clues to help your child figure out which animal is coming on the next page. The illustrations are bright and colorful, and they clearly show a diverse group of children playing in the jungle, which encourages children to be friends with everyone." -- The Old Schoolhouse Magazine "The Old Schoolhouse Magazine"