Yellow Elephant: A Bright Bestiary
Julie Larios & Julie Paschkis
Harcourt, 2006 (2006)
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Reviewed by Hilary Daninhirsch
his picture book, aimed at slightly older children, is a collection of poems about different animals, their colors, and the images and feelings that they evoke. The author/poet uses rich language to describe everyday animals doing ordinary things. There are poems about a purple puppy, a pink kitty, and even a turquoise lizard.
ome poems work better than others, particularly those laced with humor. For example, '
Gray mama goose in a tizzy, honk-honk-honking herself dizzy, can't find her gosling, she's honking and running, webbed feet slapping, all wild waddle, her feathers a muddle, splashing through puddles, wings flapping…Ah, there's her gold baby, all fuzz, napping.
he extraordinarily vivid illustrations are the real appeal of
, with virtually every color of the rainbow represented in lush detail.
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