Saturday, October 3, 2015

How to Babysit a Leopard by Ted and Betsy Lewin - ESSENTIAL

Lewin, Ted and Betsy How to Babysit a Leopard NON FICTION 136 pages. MacMillian (Roaring Brook Press) 2014. $22.99. Language: G (0 swears) Mature Content: G; Violence: PG. (Bullfighting described, also animals killing and eating other animals)  

Ted and Betsy Lewin, authors of over 200 books have traveled the world together since the 1970s.  This book is full of short vignettes and stories about their many experiences with people, animals and places all over the globe. From the african jungles to the Mongolian desert, we learn about interesting animals, giant bugs, the best way to eat something gross, what is making that strange noise, how to get your driver to stop for a drink of water when he doesn’t speak your language, where giant mushroom grow over night, and how to babysit a leopard.  

It’s like having these two for dinner and they regale the dinner party with their great and interesting experiences. A perfect book to pick up for a minute, and then put down (if you can.) Illustrated with sketches, drawings, photographs, and maps.  


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