[]
[]

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry

200 Poems With Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar!
(Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry


Item Details

Combines photography with lyrical text celebrating the animal world, in a compilation that includes works by such poets as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost and Rudyard Kipling.
Statement of Responsibility: edited by J. Patrick Lewis
Title: National Geographic book of animal poetry
200 poems with photographs that squeak, soar, and roar!
Publisher: Washington, D.C. :, National Geographic,, c2012
Characteristics: 183 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.
More » MARC Display»

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Report This Oct 02, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Age

Add Age Suitability

taracrean thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

Report This Oct 02, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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

Summary

Add a Summary

Report This Oct 02, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"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.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Videos

Add a Video

Report This Oct 02, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Book trailer for the National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry

J. Patrick Lewis reads the poem "Make the Earth Your Companion".

Find it at NYPL

  Loading...

Buy It Now

Support your library, keep it forever!

View Purchase Options Learn more about this program

Your Cart

Hello! We noticed you have the following items in your cart right now:

If you'd still like to purchase the items you have in your cart, you can do that now.

You'll be able to purchase your eBook after you have checked out your current cart.

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry

To continue with your eBook purchase immediately, you can clear your cart by clicking below.

All items will be removed from your cart.


I'd like to keep browsing! I'll decide later.

Explore Further


Browse the Shelf

Subject Headings


  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.