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Tall (edition 2005)

Series: Bobo (2)

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Tall by Jez Alborough

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  clarke.o | May 8, 2013 |
Bobo walks through the jungle and learns the difference between small and tall. ( )
  kidlit9 | Mar 30, 2012 |
This book would be appropriate for a nursery school setting. The books is about a small little monkey who goes on a journey through a forest. The small monkey feels very small until he steps up onto a rock and feels tall.This is until a slightly larger reptile happens upon him which makes him feel small again. Then reptile puts the monkey on its shoulders, tall again ! A lion appears whom is larger,now the monkey feels small again. Then he climbs up onto the lion to become tall. This repeats itself with an elephant as well as a giraffee. The monkey then falls off the giraffee and is caught by its mother. As the mom and baby monkey walk away the baby monkey waves goodbye to all his new friends. This book will help young children differentiate the difference between small and tall. the teacher can build off of that concept with items in the classroom.
  dennislankau | Oct 9, 2011 |
Cute little concept book for toddlers. The readers follow a monkey, who is feeling a little down and "small," on his walk around the jungle/forest/vegetational habitat where he apparently lives. On his journey, he encounters a rather large bug, who is just a bit larger than the little monkey. The monkey has an idea, stands on a stone, and voila! He is "tall!" (taller than the bug). The monkey basks in his feeling of tall-ness, until another animal comes along (a lion, then an elephant, then a giraffe) and he feels dwarfed again by each new friend, until the next "taller one" props little monkey on its head, so that our little monkey is once again taller than the rest of the gang. Ultimately, little monkey falls from the height of the giraffe's head--just as he's about to hit the ground, Mommy Monkey swoops in and saves the little monkey from the fall. Then kissy-huggy-lovey feelings between Mommy and silly daredevil little monkey end the book. ( )
  jebass | Aug 31, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763627844, Hardcover)

Bobo the chimp finds that his jungle friends are happy to help him feel tall — but that small is still the perfect size for being safe in Mommy's arms.

When you're a tiny chimp like Bobo, it seems that everyone else is bigger than you. Luckily, all his pals, from the lion cub to the elephant to the towering giraffe, let Bobo climb on their shoulders or even their heads to give him a taste of being tall. But what if the eager little guy clambers too high? With endearingly expressive illustrations, Jez Alborough turns a moment of high anxiety into a Mommy-and-Bobo reunion in another irresistible tale of very few words-and very big heart.

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Illustrations and just a few words depict how various jungle animals help a very little monkey to feel that he is tall.

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Candlewick Press

Two editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763627844, 0763633283

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