Around the World on Eighty Legs

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Scholastic, Incorporated, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 56 pages
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A fun, fresh animal journey!

Pack your bags and put on your travelin' shoes! There's an animal adventure waiting for you! Awake with the HOWLER MONKEYS, twist into a pretzel like a QUETZAL, hang with a SLOTH, be will-nilly like a CHINCHILLA. Squawk with an AUK, bump your rump like a CAMEL, be silly with a BILBY, and drift off to sleep in the deep of the OUTBACK. Fun-filled and fact-packed, AROUND THE WORLD ON EIGHTY LEGS is the ticket for an unforgettable adventure!

The yakkity yakkity yakkity yak-
Why is it the yak never answers you back?
To a yak, nothing's worse
Than to have to converse-
The yakkity yakkity yak.

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Review: Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems: Animal Poems

User Review  - Sara Sipos - Goodreads

This book is so fun and informative. I would be a great teaching tool for students. Each poem is about a different animal. The font is clear and easy to read and the content is interesting. Some of ... Read full review

Review: Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems: Animal Poems

User Review  - Maeve Mcgill - Goodreads

As I read through some of these poems, they may spark an interest in students to learn more about animals. The illustrations and humorous verses may catch children's attention more than fiction or non ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Amy Gibson lives in Northern California with her husband, three children, and the cat. Split! Splat! is her second picture book with Scholastic Press. Her first was Around the World on Eighty Legs. Visit her online at

Daniel Salmieri is the illustrator of THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. This is his first picture book for Scholastic Press.

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