Monday, March 18, 2019

Review: A Hoopoe Says Oop! by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh and Ivana Kuman


Ibexes on crater ledges

Call out, "Maa!" and walk the edges.

A rhyming introduction to some of Israel's unique animals like the hoopoe (the national bird of Israel), hyrax, and sand cats.

A who says what?? Children who have mastered the sounds of barnyard animals (and parents who are sick of hearing them) will be intrigued by these unfamiliar critters and the noises they make. (What DOES a camel say, anyway?) Aspects of the Israeli landscape appear in text and illustrations, sneaking in a little geographical learning as well. The rhyme and rhythm are easy, and even help you make sure you are pronouncing "hyrax" correctly!

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