Book review: Search and Spot Animals!, by Laura Ljungkvist

Ljungkvist, Laura. Search and Spot Animals! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2015. ISBN 9780544540057. Unp. Ages 2-5. P7 Q7

Ljungkvist Search and Spot AnimalsLaura Ljungkvist is primarily a designer/illustrator who has published books for children. Most notable is her Follow the Line series. This newest publication, Search and Spot Animals!, is an interactive counting and discovery exercise. The minimal words in the book instruct the reader to find quantities of graphically illustrated animals. Young readers will find some of the tasks easy to accomplish, while others—like the very last one—are more challenging. Ljungkvist’s signature lines and repetition lend themselves to camouflage. This book successfully helps children practice counting, color, and shape recognition. There will most likely be more Search and Spot books with different themes in the future.

April 2016 review by Lillian Curanzy.


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