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Simms Taback’s City Animals


  • Taback’s animals are accentuated against bold blocks of color, and there’s humor, too: the creatures’ expressions range from alarmed to goofy to just plain vacuous.
    –Publishers Weekly
  • The heavy cardstock should withstand many readings–good thing, as this one is sure to be a favorite among young


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