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ANIMAL SNACKERS by Betsy  Lewin

ANIMAL SNACKERS

By Betsy Lewin (Author) , Betsy Lewin (Illustrator)

Age Range: 5 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-8050-6748-5
Publisher: Henry Holt

In this thoroughly revised version of her 1980 collection, Lewin not only adds two poems, drops one, and revisits several, she replaces the original’s bread-dough art with fresh, less-formal, loosely brushed watercolors that capture the verses’ humor even better. Each four-lined entry introduces one of 12 animals at, so to speak, table, e.g., for the Anteater, “eating ants is tricky, / but his tongue is long and sticky. / His snout is like a hose. / He just sucks ants up his nose.” It’s a light brush with natural history that will leave young readers and listeners rolling in the aisles. Further “Animal Facts” appended. (Picture book/poetry. 5-8)