National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry

With Favorites From Robert Frost, Jack Prelutsky, Emily Dickinson, and More : 200 Poems With Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar!

Book - 2012
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Lovingly selected by U.S. Children's Poet Laureate Lewis and paired with vibrant animal photography, this collection of poems is an exuberant celebration of the animal kingdom and a beautiful introduction to this genre of literature. Full color
Publisher: Washington, DC : National Geographic, c2012
ISBN: 9781426310546
1426310544
9781426310096
1426310099
Branch Call Number: J 808.8193 Nati
Characteristics: 183 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewis, J. Patrick
Alternative Title: Book of animal poetry

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PimaLib_SheilaB May 07, 2015

This book is the best of both worlds with outstanding animal pictures, and fantastic poetry next to the pictures - many of which describe qualities of the animals.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Oct 02, 2012

It has its little quirks here and there, but if you're seeking a poetry book for kids that children would willingly pick up and flip through, even if they have hitherto professed to not like poetry in the slightest, this is your best bet. A gorgeous little number that has the occasional slip-up, it is nonetheless a magnificent collection and book that is well worth the space it takes up. Add a little natural wonder to your poetry shelves. Because if we're talking about the best possible compliment to your eyes and ears alike, few have as many perks and grand moments as this.

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PimaLib_SheilaB May 07, 2015

This book offers fun, and wonderful educational opportunities with the beautiful combination of animal pictures, and delightful poetry. It also groups types of animals together, so subtlety allows animal comparison.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Oct 02, 2012

"If you listen very carefully, you'll hear the chicken hatching," reads the first poem in this book. It's "The Egg" by Jack Prelutsky and it starts off National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry's "Welcome to the World" section. Split into eight different sections, the book categorizes its contents not by genus or species but by only the grandest of terms. There are "the big ones", "the little ones", "the winged ones", "the water ones", "the strange ones", "the noisy ones", and "the quiet ones". Each poem is accompanied by a photograph, and sometimes the photograph is accompanied by more than one poem. There are verses poignant and funny, thought provoking and wild. Finally, at the end of the book, there is a section on "writing poems about animals" that aids kids by giving them a range of different forms to try. This is followed by a two-page spread of resources and four indexes at the end, one by title, one by poet, one by first line, and one by subject.

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ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Oct 02, 2012

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 12

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