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Follow the Line Around the World

by Laura Ljungkvist

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published by Viking Books for Young Readers (2008-05-15)

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Amazon Description

Follow the line from the camels of the Sahara Desert to the blue whales of Greenland, from the giraffes of Kenya?s grasslands to the kangaroos of Australia?s Outback. This new Follow the Line book?illustrated in Laura Ljungkvist?s signature line style?takes young children around the world to see animals in their natural habitats. With informative facts and a gentle environmental message, Follow the Line Around the World is sure to appeal to those interested in taking better care of the earth.

One Potato Review

Ljungkvist uses her amazing talent for connecting whole drawings by a single line, here to go traveling the world. Fun facts: under its white fur, a polar bear has black skin; cobras are deaf; deer are excellent swimmers. The line itself is very cool to follow, but you could spend days exploring outside of its contours, and all of these destinations are striking (and probably more memorable) for their different colors. Shades of purple work well with New York. And Ljungkvist visits the Russian taiga of all places. Because someone eventually needed to. 

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