ZOO’S WHO by Douglas Florian

ZOO’S WHO

Poems and Paintings
by & illustrated by
Age Range: 6 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

“A puffin loves stuffin’ / Its bill full of fishes. / It fills it with seven / Or eight if it wishes. / It always finds dishes / Of fishes delicious. / A puffin loves stuffin’ / Its bill full of fishes.” Florian pun-ishes his legions of fans with 21 more occasions for zoological wordplay, admiring Bush Baby’s “bushy tush,” observing the behavior of penguins in “penguindy weather,” concluding that one good tern deserves another, and so on—shaping or otherwise altering many of the verses, and pairing each to a typically witty construct of paint and found objects. For gales of laughter, read the poems aloud; for chuckles of amusement, linger over the pictures—either way, Florian demonstrates as well as any writer or artist ever has the simple joys of playing with language and imagery. (Poetry. 6-10)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-15-204639-9
Page count: 56pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2005




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