Friday, April 29, 2011

Mammalabila by Douglas Florian

Animals abound in Florian's collection of mammal poems.

What I thought
: I really like this collection. I've never read Florian before and was pleasantly surprised. His collection of mammals is eclectic and therein lies the appeal. My favorite poems are the fox, the otter, the giraffe, and the hippo (I love hippos!). The illustrations are great. They look like children created them. That's a compliments as these will appeal to kids. My favorite illustrations are the mole (from the table of contents), the rhebok, and the tapir. Mammalabilia would pair well with Prelutsky's If Not For the Cat and Elliott's In the Wild.

(Harcourt, 2000)

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