|Eric Carle, et al.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||40 / 2014|
You might say that this is a children's book for readers up to 8; what it actually is, however, is a visit with 14 children's book author-illustrators, each of whom pays tribute to a favorite animal. It might be an entire species—Lucy Cousins, for example, loves leopards because they are yellow and have beautiful spots, while Nick Bruel is fond of all kinds of octopuses. Or it might be one favorite pet, like Eric Carle's string bean-loving cat Fiffi, or Peter McCarty's bunny of great personality, Mr. Hopper. Susan Jeffers, Steven Kellogg, Jon Klassen, Tom Lichtenheld, Chris Raschka, Peter Sís, Lane Smith, Erin Stead, Rosemary Wells, and Mo Willems also delight us with their hilarious, heartfelt, and beautifully drawn animal portraits.