Monday, December 5, 2011

No Two Alike

No Two Alike
by Keith Baker
Beach Lane Books, 2011. Unpaged. Picture book.

"No two snowflakes are alike/ almost, almost . . . but not quite." Two small red birds fly through a winter landscape looking for two things just alike. But no two nests are the same, nor two branches, nor two leaves. The birds wonder about themselves, too: "are we the same--just alike? Almost, almost but not quite." Keith Baker is a national treasure in the Children's Picture Book Division. This predictable book--which means a book that repeats a phrase that children will come to love--is lovely in its text and its pictures. A perfect readaloud for the bleak midwinter.

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