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What the Animals Do and Say   By: (1787-1860)

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What the Animals Do and Say by Eliza Lee Cabot Follen is a delightful children's book that brings the world of animals to life. Through charming stories and vivid illustrations, the author takes young readers on a captivating journey into the animal kingdom.

One of the remarkable aspects of this book is how it seamlessly blends imagination and education. Follen's stories are filled with fictional narratives that anthropomorphize various animals, giving them relatable personalities and voices. Children can't help but be drawn into the tales, where they can learn about animal behavior and characteristics in an engaging and entertaining way.

The writing style is simple and accessible, making it perfect for young readers. Follen has a gift for storytelling, as her descriptions of the animals and their interactions are vivid and captivating. She skillfully weaves in valuable lessons on topics such as kindness, cooperation, and environmental stewardship, leaving readers with both an appreciation for the natural world and important moral values.

The illustrations in What the Animals Do and Say are equally enchanting. The artist's attention to detail brings each animal to life, making them look almost lifelike on the pages. The colors are vibrant, enhancing the visual experience for young readers and making the book even more enjoyable to read.

As a parent or guardian, you can feel confident in the book's content and the messages it conveys. Follen has struck an ideal balance between entertainment and education, ensuring that children will both enjoy the stories and learn something meaningful from them. It is a book that can be read over and over again, allowing youngsters to explore the animal world at their own pace and uncover new insights upon each reread.

In conclusion, What the Animals Do and Say by Eliza Lee Cabot Follen is a marvelous children's book that introduces young readers to the wonders of the animal kingdom. Through its beautifully crafted stories and stunning illustrations, it provides an imaginative and educational experience that will captivate children's hearts and minds. Whether read alone or shared with loved ones, this book is sure to become a beloved favorite in any child's library.

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"Could you not tell us a traveller's story of some strange people that we have never heard of before?" said Harry to his mother, the next evening.

After a moment or two of thought, Mis. Chilton said, "Yes, I will tell you about a people who are great travellers. They take journeys every year of their lives. They dislike cold weather so much that they go always before winter, so as to find a warmer climate."

"They usually meet together, fathers, mothers, and children, as well as uncles, aunts, and cousins, but more especially grandfathers and grandmothers, and decide whither they shall go. As their party is so large, it is important that they should make a good decision."

"When they are all prepared, and their mind quite made up, they all set off together. I am told that they make as much noise, on this occasion, as our people make at a town meeting; but as I was never present at one of the powwows of these remarkable travellers, I cannot say."

"What is a powwow?" asked Harry.

"It is the name the Indians give to their council meetings," replied Mis. Chilton.

She went on. "This people, so fond of travelling, have no great learning; they write no books; they have no geographies, no steamboats, no railroads, but yet never mistake their way... Continue reading book >>

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