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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User Review  - anita.curry - LibraryThing

This book is awesome. I must say it is one of our new favorites. The poems are fun and spunky and has tons of wacky words. The pictures show tons of Animal pictures. It's an overall fun book. Read full review

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User Review  - SimoneAlexis - LibraryThing

Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems is a cute book about different types of animals around the world. Showing not the most common animals, this book aims to explain to children how each ... Read full review

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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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