The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the Animal Kingdom
Alfred A. Knopf, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 101 pages
First published in 1997 and unavailable for three years, this ALA Notable Book of 200 poems for animal lovers is now being reissued with a price lowered from $22.95 to $19.95. Culled by Jack Prelutsky from the works of more than 100 highly acclaimed poets of the twentieth century, here is a poetic parade of the animal kingdom that ranges from the lowly earthworm to the majestic whale and just about every creature in between. Some of the poems are playful and funny; others are insightful and thoughtful--but all are brief and fun to read aloud. Whether by Ogden Nash or Seamus Heaney, William Carlos Williams or Marianne Moore, the striking images of each poem are captured in the deft brushstrokes, sure sense of color, and lyrical compositions of Meilo So, a brilliant young watercolorist. The Beauty of the Beast is a big, joyous book offering lasting value. Altogether, it is a beautiful gift for the whole family to treasure, grow with, and cherish. Complete with author and title indexes.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sarah-prebble - LibraryThing
These poems take you through various different groups of animals in the animal kingdom. You can read cute poems about puppies to fun poems about creepy crawlers. This anthology selected by Jack ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MandyMichelle - LibraryThing
The beauty of the beast, Poems from the Animal Kingdom is a collection of poems about the animals in the animal kingdom as well as the beauty of nature. This book has over 100 highly acclaimed poets ... Read full review