Animals on Parade: Favourite Rhymes from Chirp Magazine
Owl, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
Animals on Parade
is a collection of twenty-one kids' verses, from old favorites by Mother Goose to contemporary poems - all previously published in
. Bright, cheerful illustrations by a variety of artists enliven the parade through these rhythmic pages.
t begins on a high note with Sheree Fitch's
Thinking Happy Thoughts
(about things like puddle splashing and a chocolate lab) and ends on a dry one, with a camel in Deb Loughead's
A Sunny Land
. Some of my favorites are Dennis Lee's
The Dinosaur Dinner
(the waiter is a T-Rex), Gwen Molnar's
(about life in a high rise), and Joanna Harvey's
Try to catch them with my tongue, / Snowflakes falling one by one.
njoy this sweet, lyrical compilation, that's full of happy thoughts, sunny days and rainy nights, stars and fireflies - and a big dose of imagination.
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