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Kid Konnection: Man Gave Names to All the Animals

November 23, 2010

Artist Jim Arnosky has created a lovely picture book with the lyrics of  Bob Dylan’s song, Man Gave Names to All the Animals.  As you can tell by the dust jacket, Arnosky’s illustrations are gorgeous and include over 170 animals.  (The actual cover features the head of a tiger on the front and butterflies on the back.)  The animals included are listed in the back and I suspect young children will enjoy trying to identify the animals on the pages.  If you need help there’s an answer key on Arnosky’s web site.   Also included is a CD of Dylan singing his song and, with its catchy tune, I think children will enjoy singing along – I know I did!  This would make a great gift for any young animal lover.

You can watch the gorgeous book trailer on You Tube.

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. November 23, 2010 2:04 pm

    I thought this book was lovely too. And the CD was a great bonus.

  2. November 23, 2010 3:32 pm

    I’ve been hearing about this book. I can think of a few non-young (or young-at-heart) friends that would enjoy this as well!

  3. November 23, 2010 4:32 pm

    This one seems like a fun read and I will be on the look out with the wee one sitting front center for the wild animals in the book 🙂

  4. November 23, 2010 4:37 pm

    I thought this book was beautiful and Booking Son loved the CD.

  5. November 23, 2010 5:54 pm

    This would make a wonderful gift, with the CD and all. It looks lovely!

  6. November 23, 2010 5:58 pm

    Wow! This does sound gorgeous! 🙂

  7. November 23, 2010 6:01 pm

    Looks like this would make a wonderful gift for the holidays!

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    November 23, 2010 8:36 pm

    Wow, looks so cute!

  9. November 23, 2010 8:39 pm

    This one looks like one my son will like (his first name’s Dylan, which will make it even more fun for him!). I find he selects books based on the art work, and something as gorgeous as this will be sure to have him sitting down paging through it for hours. And he’ll want to listen to the CD when he goes to bed 🙂

  10. November 23, 2010 9:37 pm

    This one looks like one santa will be bringing Ava this year 🙂

  11. November 23, 2010 11:15 pm

    thank you for this wonderful suggestion, I always give books as gifts, and this Christmas will be no exception. I’ll be checking this one out.

  12. November 24, 2010 9:19 am

    This sounds adorable! I’ll have to check it out for my nieces and nephews.

  13. November 24, 2010 9:39 am

    Oh, I love Dylan and would love the chance to get a look at this book! I bet it would be the perfect gift for a friend of mine who has young children who are into music as well. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention, I appreciated this review very much!

  14. November 24, 2010 11:27 am

    I grew up listening to Dylan, so I might buy this for myself (my daughter is in college and my nephew is in his twenties). If the cover is any indication, the illustrations promise to be wonderful. Thanks for this review!

  15. November 24, 2010 12:01 pm

    This sounds great – what a perfect Christmas gift.

  16. November 24, 2010 1:15 pm

    Sounds like a gorgeous book and I love that it comes with a CD, too.

  17. November 24, 2010 2:07 pm

    This is going on my list for my five-year-old granddaughter. I think she’ll love the book, cd, and the video.

  18. November 24, 2010 5:52 pm

    This could be a potential present for my niece and nephew!

  19. November 24, 2010 7:46 pm

    Oh, I do love myself some Bob Dylan!!:O)

  20. November 24, 2010 9:48 pm

    For Bob Dylan?? the Bob Dylan? Love the cover, must check out the book

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