Commotion in the Ocean and Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae

Commotion in the Ocean and Rumble in the Jungle are two rhyming books by Giles Andreae. We reviewed Andreae’s ABC Animal Jamboree last fall. In some ways these books are similar. Again we are about animals and again the rhymes and zany and fun. Combine that with the vibrant and silly artwork provided by David Wojtowycz, and you’re sure to have a winner.

Not only do I love the bold use of color on the front covers, these board books are a great size (7 3/4″ x 9 7/8″). They are fun to sit or lay down on the floor with and share the rhymes with your loved ones. I also like the consistency between these two books. They both open in a similar fashion:

“There’s a curious commotion

At the bottom of the ocean.

I think we ought to take a look.”

“There’s a rumble in the jungle,

There’s a whisper in the trees,

The animals are waking up

And rustling the leaves.”

I look forward to more collaborations from Andreae and Wojtowcyz.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Commotion in the Ocean

  • Publisher:Tiger Tales
  • ISBN-10:1589253663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589253667
  • SRP: $7.95

Rumble in the Jungle

  • Publisher:Tiger Tales
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:1589253671
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589253674
  • SRP: $7.95

I received copies of these books from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I received no monetary compensation for sharing my views



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2 thoughts on “Commotion in the Ocean and Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae

  1. Thanks for the great review Cheryl! These books have been a staple on the tiger tales ilist for years, but only available in hardcover and paperback editions. Now in board book, they seem to have found a new audience!

    So glad you and your kids enjoyed them and shared your views,
    Elisabeth Prial
    tiger tales

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