Wednesday, August 26, 2020

I am a Capybara

I am a Capybara is a short and sweet picture book for the youngest readers written and illustrated by Michela Fabbri. Originally published in Italian in 2018, this English translation published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2020 is 40 pages and will be available in hardcover format.

The art is whimsical and appealing (see cover), and the text is simple and easy to read. It's written in free verse in short sentences which will allow smaller children to follow along with the reading and allow older kids to practice reading on their own. The text flows very well and it doesn't read as if it's been translated. 
This would make a super choice for classroom/public library, home library, or gift. Really cute and I liked that the narrator (a capybara) has a very philosophical attitude about life and his own capybara-ness. 

That capybara are relatively little known animals will give an opportunity for further learning by searching for and learning about them and other creatures' natural habitats and ranges. 

Four stars

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.   

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