Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Animal Fare by Jane Yolen

Yolen, Jane. Animal Fare. Illus. Jane Street. San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1994.

In this collection of 16 humorous animal poems, Yolen plays with words (animal names to be specific) and enjoys herself thoroughly. She turns giraffes into girafts, a hippopotamus into a hippopotanoose, and rabbits into raggits.

What I thought: What a fun collection of poems! I thought A. A. Milne was creative when he thought up heffalumps and woozles. He's got nothing on Jane Yolen. I laughed and laughed while I read these poems.

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