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  1. Barbara Barbara says:

    Fans of these talented authorsillustrators will relish the snippets of their globetrotting adventures shared in this fascinating book Filled with photographs and sketches the entries are grouped according to location and then follow a chronological order Thus readers follow this pair to various parts of Africa and then five other continents as they search for rare species or materials for their books Many of the anecdotes are humorous for instance their search for privacy when the bathroom facilities are surrounded by wildlife but others are frightening for instance when Betsy takes a bad spill in Thailand Still others are poignant and meditative and may cause readers to pause and wonder about the changes in the wild world where the Lewins have had the fortune to travel as well as the changes in our own back yards Middle graders may enjoy dipping into the book to learn about the inspiration for some of their books although the narrative never directly states that and some classroom teachers may want to share some of the stories with their students As for older readers they may long to put together an itinerary as wide flung as this couple while knowing that the things that have seen and experienced may no longer be out there to be seen I enjoyed the book a great deal especially when one or the other would take the lead in telling a story I felt as though we were huddled together next to a fireplace somewhere sharing memories of two lives well spent

  2. Lynn Lynn says:

    Lovely short snippets of adventures and experiences from a lifetime of travel to some of the most exotic animal related places in the world I loved Betsy's fabulous sketches and paintings and also the photographs that were included Wonderful book design and layout made this a real pleasure

  3. Bethe Bethe says:

    bookaday #85 Fascinating and incredible collection of anecdotes photos and drawings for 30 years of worldwide travel by authorartist couple Most interesting and sad were the comments on Africa after returning 20 years later and how much it has changed due to civil unrest and war

  4. Christina Christina says:

    This book is an example of why I love browsing through used bookstores I don’t think I’d have ever found it otherwise Bookstores particularly chain bookstores the few that are left tend to focus on the newest and the bestselling With hundreds of new books being published every month obscure titles left on the shelf are soon returned to the publisher or destroyed in the case of many paperbacks as printing a new copy is cheaper than shipping the old one back The time a book has on the shelf has been getting shorter and shorter This is one of those books that’s a bit of an odd duck I don’t think it would have been in a store long if it was ever there at all And I’d have never known to look for it But I really enjoyed it as it combines several of my interests—travel memoir animals illustration—and is a good book to dip into over a long period without having to start overIt’s a series of brief animal encounters around the world by two Caldecott nominated children’s book illustrators It doesn’t fit perfectly in a category box—memoir travel animals Beyond that while I don’t think there was anything objectionable for young readers in this book it’s really for adults So yet again it’s a bit of a tweener with authors known for one thing writing something else These are the practical challenges of books in stores that aren’t an issue with on line retailers—where to put a book so its audience will find it The challenge with on line however is you need to know to look for the book—you’re unlikely to just stumble on something you’d like especially books that are obscureThere are photos and illustrations throughout by both authors ranging from a rough or cartoonish style to near photo realistic I was familiar with Betsy Lewin for her book Click Clack Moo And it’s seuels The stories are organized by continent—Africa Australia Asia Europe South America and US—and then chronologically from the 1970s through the early 2010sThe experiences are interesting and engaging Each is only a page or two and most feel like they were taken verbatim from the authors’ journals The stories alone are enjoyable but are greatly enhanced by the illustrations It’s almost like reading an excellent scrapbook I only picked this book up on a whim not realizing who the authors were or what it was beyond a travel memoir I didn’t have I really like travel memoirs I thought I’d give it a uick skim and send it on it’s way to make space for something new I suppose my problem is not unlike the bookstores’—space is finite and books seem not to be But darn it I liked it too much So I think I’ll keep it Now if I can only find room on the shelf

  5. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    This book is surprising and different Ted and Betsy Lewin are both well known picture book authors and in all their work I had no idea their secret passion was actually traveling around the world to explore nature and wildlife This book is a loose collection of short story like essays that recall some of their favorite moments after 40 years of travel It doesn't have the flow of a typical book but after I read a couple I was drawn in I couldn't wait to read their next adventure And I appreciate their willingness to go all over the world and tell me about it so I can just sit on my couch and still enjoy the excitement

  6. Mike Mike says:

    Great model for a travel diary Well laid out mix of photos drawings anecdotesI came to this because of Ted's pro wrestling background and was pleasantly surprised by all the info humor and artNotesAfrica stories rough23 Painting of the inside of Maison Tuare purples64 Mongolian Wrestling The matches were held in an open field Excerpt Finally there were only two wrestlers left They locked on to each other and strained for ten minutes The tall one finally threw his opponent to the ground and stood triumphantly over him The crowd cheered wildly Then the loser passed under the winner's raised arm as atraditional gesture of respectAs we watched them don their janjins pointy generals' hats and strut off the field we asked Funny their shirts have no fronts just sleeves and a back Why is that?A long time ago their guide said a lady wrestler disguised as a man won the tournament only revealing herself as a woman after her victory Ever since then the shirts have been frontlessLooking at these huge hulking men we thought That must have been SOME woman67 County Mayo Ireland Adventures with Scrooge the horse81 The Hard Way like Don Fargo Scott Teal's Hard Way? Norway 125 degrees above the Artic Circle reindeer sledge ride105 King Curtis Iaukea on Maui 1973“We were staying with our friend King Curtis Iaukea a three hundred pound Hawaiian wrestler in his A frame on the slopes of Haleakalā crater Over a big bowl of “Portugee” Portugese stew he said “Today we goin’ into da cratah You gonna see da nene” With that his eyes got as big as saucers The nene is a rare Hawaiian goose that was almost extinct at one timeWe slipped on our backpacks while Curtis saddled his big palomino Bobby DeeAttached to Bobby Dee’s saddle was a holster containing a Winchester rifle “I’m going to shoot us a goat” said Curtis confidentlyGoats are one of many introduced species that are decimating the native flora and fauna of the islands They’re fair gameWe dropped down over the lip of the crater almost two miles high and not far along the Sliding Sands Trail a big black billy goat stood silhouetted majestically on a jagged lava flow Curtis reined in Bobby Dee slid the rifle out of its holster cocked it raised it to his eye and took careful aim We held our breath Time and the goat stood still Curtis lowered the rifle “Aww I just can’t shoot it” he said shaking his head as he slid the Winchester back into its holster We exhaled and moved on down the trail”127 Denver Museum of Natural History No one was looking at the natural wonders that were conjuring such memories for me

  7. Teresa Scherping Moulton Teresa Scherping Moulton says:

    Betsy and Ted Lewin have spent decades traveling across the globe to witness amazing things They have seen rare natural phenomena a variety of wild animals and the fascinating rituals and daily lives of many different people Here they share some of their favorite short anecdotes of their experiences In Botswana Ted was trapped in a bathroom hut by a lumbering hippo In Mongolia in the middle of the night Betsy found a cane rat desperately trying to open their toothpaste tube In Nevada the couple followed buckaroos from the Duck Valley American Indian Reservation in a cattle roundup Together this collection of their experiences offers a window into the lives of other people as well as the natural worldI enjoyed reading this book because it felt true to Ted and Betsy's experiences The anecdotes are sometimes uite short and feel incomplete but it gives you a sense that they didn't embellish the stories with half truths Any stories involving animals I found the most interesting personally since the stories about peoples from other parts of the world were necessarily from an outsider perspective The book did really make me want to travel and see of the worldI would recommend this book to grades 5 8 especially anyone interested in world travel or animals I would be hesitant to hand it to anyone younger because there are some fairly graphic descriptions of animals being killed and also tense moments involving heavily armed groups in some of the countries

  8. Teresa Edmunds Teresa Edmunds says:

    This book reads like someone's journalbecause it is Ted and Betsy Lewin have had the opportunity and courage to travel the world They aren't tourists but students of the places they visit The book is divided into world areas with small chapters focusing on the places they've been in each area The Lewins have definitely had some amazing adventures traveling through Uganda during war; having a hippo stand outside their loo; riding a sledge pulled by reindeer miles above the Arctic Circle; and The downside is that it isn't very enjoyable reading about little experiences someone else has had The book isn't a story so there isn't something to pull you to the book's end There aren't many details or facts about each location so it's not a good instruction book The book is best for off the beaten track travelers who want to hear of another's tales

  9. Lisa Lisa says:

    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

  10. Abby Johnson Abby Johnson says:

    While not really a book to read straight through at least I couldn't these collections of short vignettes about their world travels may appeal to kids who long to explore and learn about the world around them The entries jump around in time and place and it was difficult for me to find a cohesive narrative although many of the vignettes have a dry humor Classroom teachers looking for short nonfiction or memoir passages may find useful items here

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How to Babysit a Leopard ☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ How to Babysit a Leopard By Ted Lewin ✐ – From Africa to Asia Pacific from Europe to the United States of America acclaimed authorsillustrators Ted and Betsy Lewin have roamed the earth taking on snakes tracking mountain gorillas and generall From Africa Babysit a Epub ß to Asia Pacific from Europe to the United States of America acclaimed authorsillustrators How to ePUB ´ Ted and Betsy Lewin have roamed the earth taking on snakes tracking mountain gorillas and generally to Babysit a eBook ´ trying to avoid being eaten by various jungle creatures Packed with pencil drawings full color illustrations and captivating photographs there is not a single dull moment as Ted and Betsy take the reader through their dramatic funny and often poignant storiesall trueA Neal Porter Book.

  • Hardcover
  • 144 pages
  • How to Babysit a Leopard
  • Ted Lewin
  • 13 April 2015
  • 9781596436169