A Strange Place to Call Home
Marilyn Singer & Ed Young
Chronicle, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Lyn Seippel
nimals thrive in even the most unforgiving places on earth. Dangerous places where humans and most other animals would find it impossible to live. Renowned poet Marylyn Singer and award-winning illustrator Ed Young introduce readers to fourteen fascinating creatures from all over the world who make their homes in treacherous habitats.
lind cave fish are right at home in dark, wet caves. Beautiful pink flamingos live in salty lakes, marshes and swamps. Mudskippers are strange fish living in mangrove stands, areas of marsh and tidal areas. There they skip across the mud and sand. Petroleum flies hatch in oil and camels live in hot deserts, using the dunes to shelter themselves from sand storms.
hese lovely poems are barely an introduction for each creature, but they may be a launching place for the curious.
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