Eric Carle's distinctive art holds a place of honor in the world of children's books. (He is the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
and the illustrator of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
.) In this thoughtfully selected collection of poems about animals, you'll meet creatures of every sort, from an ant to a yak. You'll find selections from many cultures, penned by celebrated poets such as Lewis Carroll
, Ogden Nash
, Rudyard Kipling
, Emily Dickinson
, and Jack Prelutsky
. Animals, Animals
is best suited for older preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades, but the beautiful illustrations will please children of any age, including babies. The oversized format lends itself well to Eric Carle's bright collages--the animals, birds, and insects seem ready to jump or fly right off the pages. (Ages 1 to 8)
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From Publishers Weekly
Inspired by a wide-ranging array of animal poems and poets from Benjamin Franklin to Clarence Day, Carle "depicts his menagerie at full tilt, with sensuous succulence," said PW. All ages. (Sept.)
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