This book is built around an insight so obvious you’ve probably never thought about it. I hadn’t! Despite what we teach toddlers, bunnies don’t only hop and birds don’t only fly. All living creatures move in different ways at different times. Page builds that insight into her clever structure: we see each featured animal move in two different ways, and the second way it moves is the first way the next featured animal moves. Such a simple and elegant structure, and so effective!
A spread at the end gives a little more detail about each animal. Steve Jenkins’ illustrations and the book design are gorgeous.
Move! by Robin Page, illustrated by Steve Jenkins. Houghton Mifflin: 2006.