Academic journal article Language Arts

Who's in the Tree? and Other Lift-the-Flap Surprises

Academic journal article Language Arts

Who's in the Tree? and Other Lift-the-Flap Surprises

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Who's In the Tree? And Other Lift-the-Flap Surprises Written and illustrated by Craig Shuttlewood Sterling, 2014, unpaged, ISBN 978-1-4549-1193-7

This interactive picturebook begins with, "WHO'S iN the tRee BUt SHOULDN'T Be? Let's liFt tHe FLaP, and we will see!" A gray owl sitting in a large tree says, "Welcome to our tree, bee." The worm poking out of an apple remarks, "Should we offer iced tea?" Then the flap reveals a penguin that says, "It's too HOT here for me!" The book continues in this same manner, introducing new animals to environments they do not belong in. Children will visit the rain forest, city, desert, ocean, arctic, space, and finally the zoo where all of the animals congregate. Another page asks, "WHO IN DEEP SPACE IS OUT OF PLACE, WITH LONG, THIN NECK AND STARTLED FACE? …

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