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Title:
You are special, Little one
Author:
Tafuri, Nancy.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
[unpaged]; 26 cm
Summary:
A variety of baby animals ask the question, "How am I special?" and receive loving answers from their mothers and fathers.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.8 0.5 71439.
ISBN:
9780439398794
Format :
Book

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Deep in a tree trunk by a woodland grove, a fox kit asks, 'How am I special?' And her Mama and Papa reply, 'Dear little one, with your glossy red coat and swift running body, you are so special - and we will love you forever and ever and ever.' With lyrical text and lush watercolors, Nancy Tafuri follows I Love You, Little One with a celebration of the ways all creatures are special. Ranging from penguins in the Antarctic to lions on the savanna, baby animals around the world are told just how special they are, And lastly, a human child is praised for his curious mind and loving heart.


Author Notes

Nancy Tafuri is the acclaimed author/illustrator of more than 30 children's books, including the Caldecott Honor Book Have You Seen My Duckling? "I feel honored to be creating literature for young children," she says. "Seeing how very important these early years are in children's lives, I hope that my books contribute in some small way to their growth, with the feelings I try to project through line, color, shape, and story." Tafuri, who studied at New York's School of Visual Arts, lives with her husband, Tom, and their daughter, Cristina, in rural Connecticut.For more information about Nancy Tafuri, visit: scholastic.com/tradebooks


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Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 1. Caldecott Honor artist Tafuri zeroes in on a desire all young ones share: to feel special. She begins, On a hot savannah / under a shady tree, / a lion cub asks, \lquote How am I special?' The cub's parents reply in unison that it's his golden coat and resounding purr that distinguish him, and they reassure him in the book's refrain: you are so special, / and we will love you / forever and ever and always. The same scenario repeats with other animals, including a prairie dog pup (keen eyes, powerful legs); a lark youngling (yellow feathers, cheerful song), and finally, a young child (warm heart, curious mind). Tafuri's colored-pencil-and-watercolor art fills the oversize pages, depicting tranquil panoramas of various animal habitats as well as plenty of cozy close-ups of parents and children snuggling. Young children will be comforted by the text's rhythmic reassurances. --Karin Snelson Copyright 2003 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

You Are Special, Little One by Nancy Tafuri makes a smooth transition to board book. Cozy scenes set on savannah, ice floe and pond depict Mama and Papa lions, penguins, beavers and more telling their little ones the ways in which they're special. The closing scene depicts a human family in a loving embrace. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-This simple text, accompanied by Tafuri's delicate watercolor inks and colored-pencil drawings, features six baby animals in a variety of habitats asking their parents the same question: "How am I special?" The adults describe the youngsters' unique qualities and assure them of their love. The lions, prairie dogs, penguins, beavers, meadowlarks, foxes, and humans are drawn first in their natural surroundings and shown on the next spread in close-up. Each family consists of two parents and one child. This book is a tender read-aloud, with a nice rhythm to the repeated phrase, "-we will love you forever and ever and always." The illustrations include other creatures to look for in the background. A list of all the animals is included on the copyright page. (However, king penguins and arctic terns do not share the same habitat.) This is a peaceful and beautifully drawn bedtime story, but it may well cause parents to drop off, too.-Jane Barrer, Washington Square Village Creative Steps, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.