Voyager, 2004 (2000)
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Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
ouglas Florian combines whimsical poetry about mammals with delightful illustrations '
done in gouache on primed brown paper bags
' and words that wiggle, in a style that reminded me of James Stevenson's
introduces animals from '
' - '
Aardvarks aare odd. / Aardvarks aare staark. / Aardvarks look better / By faar in the daark.
' - to '
I hunt at night--I am tigerrrr.
' All the verses charmed me, but I especially liked '
' - '
It's stilla / Gorilla-- / Don't get in its face.
' - and enjoyed the succinctness of '
', and the way '
' howl rises off the page.
always enjoyed reading poetry with my children when they were small, and it's wonderful to find a picture book like
, whose humor works at levels that both old and young can appreciate in their own ways - highly recommended!
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