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From the book: If Albert could live under water, he might be a fish. And if he could fly, he just might be a butterfly-one with a very round stomach, that is. But Albert can't do either and he doesn't know what he is, except that he is something with two feet and that very round stomach. As Mrs. Bluebird points out, he can't be a bird: "No wings, you see." And he can't even hop, so he's definitely not a frog. Poor little Albert. Not one of the friendly animals of the forest can decide just what Albert is. They can only tell him what he isn't. But then, just when Albert and his friends are so tired they can scarcely walk another step, they go around a curve and there in a beautiful green meadow is the happy answer to all their questions. Patricia Kinsey's and artist Zena Bernstein's deep love of nature shines through story and illustrations with a sensitive, sure touch that makes ALBERT THE ALBERT a uniquely beautiful book. Picture descriptions are included.
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- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
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