A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry
A poetic slant on collective nouns. Everyone has heard the phrase a school of fish. But what about a rumba of rattlesnakes, an army of ants, or a crash of rhinos? Derived from both oral and written traditions, collective nouns go back centuries. These terms not only charm us with their sound, but they provide a bit of insight into animal behavior. Readers can find these and other terms—from alley cats to zebras—in fourteen thought-provoking poems by Marjorie Maddox. She and artist Philip Huber create a wonderful combination of rich wordplay and captivating art that piques the imagination.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - barbarashuler - LibraryThing
This book of poetry was wonderful reading! I enjoyed the illustrations as well. I picked this as part of my initial visit to the library as one of my poetry collections. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - derbygirl - LibraryThing
(non fiction, poetry, picture book)Collective nouns depict through word and illustration various animal groupings of monkeys, snakes, cats, leopards, zebras and the like. Though I enjoyed the ... Read full review