AN ARKFUL OF ANIMALS: Poems for the Very Young by William--Ed. Cole

AN ARKFUL OF ANIMALS: Poems for the Very Young

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More Animal Poems, from the compiler who never seems to run out of them. He didn't have to look far for most of these, however; the 50 or so light rhymes include Conrad Aiken's elegant ""Frog"" and ""Owl"" from Cats and Bats and Things with Wings, another splendid ""Frog"" from Valerie Worth's Small Poems, and further selections from faithful standbys by A. A. Milne, David McCord, Laura E. Richards, Jack Prelutsky, William Jay Smith, and E. M. Bodecker (It's Raining Said John Twaining). Most likely you own them all--but Cole's taste can't be faulted and this unprepossessing sampler will please children not yet ready for his heftier animal collections.

Pub Date: Oct. 30th, 1979
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin