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Animal Soup: A mixed-up animal flap book

Animal Soup: A mixed-up animal flap book

Todd H. Doodler
Novelty Book
For infants to age 3
Random House, 2010   ISBN: 978-0375858086

Many little children like to pretend that they are an animal. They meow like cats and bark like dogs; they walk around on all fours, and pretend to swing from trees like a monkey. This is all great fun, but now let’s try something a little different. Let’s imagine what might happen if we had wings like a bird and the same time “walked very slowly” like a turtle. What kind of animal would we be? Well, a bird + a turtle = a “birdle.” If you are not sure what a birdle looks like, lift the flap on the first double spread of this book and you will see.

With clever illustrations and a flap to lift on every double page spread, this funny board book will give little children plenty to laugh about. In addition to seeing a birdle, they will find out what a flamingo and monkey combination would look like (a flamonkey,”) and what would happen if a crocodile and an octopus where to combine into one animal.