Animal Poems

Animal Poems

Book - 2007
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"Ms. Worth brilliantly employs all aspects of the poet's craft." - The New York Times Book Review

Each of the exquisite twenty-three poems in this posthumous collection by Valerie Worth carefully distinguishes one animal from all other creatures and captures it in all of its wonderful singularity - from wasp to snake to wren. The way Worth perfectly illuminates the uniqueness of each animal in her precise and elegant free verse will delight both fans of her celebrated Small Poems and readers encountering her poetry for the first time.

Breathtakingly rich cut-paper illustrations by Steve Jenkins provide a perfect counterpoint to Worth's spare style, and together poetry and picture bring every animal vividly to life.

Animal Poems is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780374380571
Branch Call Number: 811.54
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Jenkins, Steve 1952-


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Jun 23, 2015

I enjoy Steve Jenkins' art work tremendously, but these poems didn't strike a chord in me. They seemed too something. I would recommend any books by Doug Florian instead.


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