Alphabestiary: Animal Poems from A to Z
Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
The scribes of the middle ages celebrated real & fabled animals in a book called a bestiary. Now Jane Yolen has assembled an outstanding collection of poems about creatures great & small, creating a bestiary for children of today. From A to Z, the poems sing the praises of ants & anteaters, iguanas & kookaburras, woodpeckers, & zebras. The list of poets is impressive: classic writers such as Beatrix Potter, Christina Rossetti, Robert Louis Stevenson, Emily Bronte; & modern masters like John Ciardi, Theodore Roethke, Isak Dinesen, Jack Prelutsky, Jane Yolen, & many others. With bold & witty illustrations by Allan Eitzen, this entertaining bestiary will delight any child who loves animals or the alphabet.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
LadYbird LadYbird Emily Bronte 31
1 other sections not shown
Adam Stem pie ahout Aileen Fisher Anonymous Bear knows Beatrix Potter bless caterpillar Christine Crow Copyright crockpot DELICATE THE TOAD Don t hit Dorothy Aldis ears Eskimo Fishes come bite five wits GAZELLE CALF Grace Taber hack heneath Hilaire hird hopping hounds Isak Dinesen Jack Prelutsky James Houston Jane Yolen Jay Smith John Ciardi jumping bean kookaburra Ladybird Little lamh little piggy little soul gonna lizards Mister Rahhit mole rat MONKEY night NIGHTJAR OCTOPUS Ogden Nash ostrich Pat Schneider peacock Quetzal Reprinted by permission Robert Francis ROOSTER Rose Fyleman row hehind Rumer Godden sail goes round shadow sits song soul gonna shine T1ger Taber Hallo tail TEETH OF SHARKS Theodore Roethke think mice thrice his roundelay TIGER tr1e Twice or thrice UMBRELLA BIRD UNICORN LEAVES VOLE Vulture vver WATERBEETLE white owl William Jay Smith WOODPECKER IN DISGUISE XIPHIAS GLADIUS XYLEBORUS Zebra ZEBU ZEMMI