This book is a lovely collection of poems about various animals and their attributes. There are poems about the giraffe’s long neck, the rhino’s sharp horn, the extremely slow sloth, the funny panda, the orangutan (who is our cousin), and the lone wolf. There are other animals, too. The poems are varied in style and length: serious, humorous, long, and short.
BTSYA / Teen Reader (15):
You may be thinking, “poems? I hate those!” I don’t like poems either, but the illustration, rhyming, and creativity of this collection made it enjoyable to read. (Or you may be thinking, “I love poems!!, in which case you should definitely read this book).
Even readers who don't like poetry will enjoy the writing and illustrations in this collection of 13 poems about wild animals from around the globe.
This collection of poetry celebrates the outdoors.
The poems in this book talk about different animals and something specific to their species, but there are lots more animals out there. Is your child's favorite animal in the collection? If not ...
- What animals would your child include?
- What part of their body would they want to put in a poem?
- Would it be a serious poem or a funny one?
The poems can also be a launching off point for other books. If your son takes an interest in rhinos because of the poem, ask your librarian about fiction and nonfiction titles with a rhinoceros.
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Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™ . Reviewer age: 15
Buy. These are fun to read and the illustrations will have your child picking up the book just to spend time with the pictures.