I am a capybara

by Fabbri, Michela,

Format: Print Book 2021
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Fab
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Picture Book
Call Number  Juv Pict Fab
Robinson Library Juvenile Picture Books PICT FIC FABBRI
Location  Robinson Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
A capybara is not a mouse, or a beaver, or a bear, and has all sorts of surprising traits you will soon discover. But while every capybara has teeny tiny ears and a gigantic nose, this endearing capybara happens to love poetry and the opera, and even dressing up as a whale! He speaks candidly about his experiences and feelings, and he likes to find common ground with others, like his best friend, a little bird. Although he may appear to be a tough guy, he still likes cuddles and care. Michela Fabbri's irresistibly charming illustrations and witty monologue reveal the wonderful things to discover by trying new things, learning about something or someone you don't know, and embracing community and family.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A shaggy capybara narrates this meandering debut by Fabbri. "I'm a capybara, and I love living simply," declares the anthropomorphic protagonist, whose hairy appearance is so doglike that an entire page illustrates the species' differences. Alternating capybara facts with personal preferences, the rodent describes himself as a self-proclaimed poetry lover (despite an inability to read or write it) who loves the water (and can fall asleep floating) and enjoys eating broth. At last the unassuming narrator imparts a "secret" known by his species: "tough guys love cuddles and care sometimes." White space abounds amid Fabbri's spare, naturalistic illustrations, which almost solely feature her subject in various poses. But while the overall approach is one of whimsy, a hazy amalgam of fact and fancy, mixed with heavy-handed philosophizing, make for an unclear focus. Ages 4--8. (Oct.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Capybara -- Juvenile fiction.
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Capybara -- Fiction.
Conduct of life. -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Animal fiction.
Publisher Hudson, New York :Princeton Architectural Press,2021
Edition First edition.
Contributors Solomon Brian, translator.
Language English
In English, translated from the Italian.
Notes Translation of: Vita da capibara.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781616899455
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