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Animal Fun for Everyone!
Marjorie W. Pitzer, M.Ed.


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isbn# 978-1-60613-188-6
Board book
7" x 5"
14 pages
Color photographs
Ages 0-6

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"Animal Fun for Everyone! is a well-designed and physically sturdy book that should hold up well under the repeated readings that are sure to be requested by youngsters; it is recommended for children of all colors, shapes, sizes, and abilities."
-ForeWord Reviews, July 9, 2014
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"As a children’s librarian by training this book entitled Animal Fun for Everyone really makes the grade as it meets all the criteria for an age appropriate book for small children. First, it is a board book meaning that each page is constructed of thick cardboard for ease of manipulation and holding by little hands. Board books are meant for toddlers with the characteristic rounded edges so they cannot poke themselves or others in the eye. Each page is created from full color photographs depicting children with down syndrome each with a different animal. The black, bolded text on each page is highlighted in a bright yellow box. With few words the book describes an action that each child is doing with their animal, such as 'feeding a chicken' or 'hugging a goat'. Children with down syndrome will enjoy looking at photographs of children who look like them engaging in activities they would probably enjoy."
-CAPHIS Consumer Connections

"Highly recommended for beginning readers everywhere."
-Children's Bookwatch, July 2014

"Animal Fun for Everyone! by Marjorie Pitzer is a board book featuring photos of children with Down syndrome, enjoying themselves with a variety of animals. No mention is made of the children having Down syndrome -- they are just 'more alike than different'! Perfect for babies and young children, you'll read this book over and over."
-Down Syndrome News, December (National Down Syndrome Congress)

"Animal Fun for Everyone! is a nonfiction board book that will be enjoyed by the animal-loving child. The text is very simple and labels what each child is doing, making it just right for discussion with even the youngest toddlers. The book begins with an excited toddler asking, 'What's everybody doing?' On subsequent pages, each child tells what he or she is doing with the animals featured in the photograph. The animals include a chicken, a horse, a ferret, and a parrot, among others. The photographs depict children with Down syndrome happily interacting with various animals and pets. The photos take the reader into backyards, homes, farms, and even a fish tank! This board book would also delight emergent readers looking for simple, patterned text with supporting photographs. This is a book with multiple uses."
-Children's Literature, Aimee Isaac, Reviewer, Ages Birth to 5

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