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Bugs and Critters I Have Known

Bugs and Critters I Have Known

by Ann Heiskell Rickey, Ardeane Heiskell Smith
     
 
A hilarious and appealing bunch of poems that will push a kid's giggle button and warm a grown-up's heart. All are environmentally friendly and fun to read aloud. Some are short droll ditties, some are longer story poems with inventive word-play and thought provoking messages. A bit of lunacy and a pinch of wisdom make this a fine mix starring insects and sea

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A hilarious and appealing bunch of poems that will push a kid's giggle button and warm a grown-up's heart. All are environmentally friendly and fun to read aloud. Some are short droll ditties, some are longer story poems with inventive word-play and thought provoking messages. A bit of lunacy and a pinch of wisdom make this a fine mix starring insects and sea creatures children will love.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6A bubbly collection of original poems mainly celebrating insects (though some other critters take center stage in the final section). Mostly humorous in content, the rhymes tickle the imagination as well as the funny bone, with the water strider slaloming on six little skis while the dragonfly is not just a bug,/Hes enamel, hes air, and are often thought-provoking as well, as when the mayfly considers the cutting irony of the ants offhand greeting have a nice day. The simple pen-and-ink cartoons support the verses and are in perfect step with their creepy-crawly subjects.

While not as literary as Paul Fleischmans Joyful Noise (HarperCollins, 1988) or as decorative as Doug Florians Insectlopedia (Harcourt, 1998), this enjoyable romp can be teamed with those titles plus Cathi Hepworths Bug Off!: A Swarm of Insect Words (Putnam, 1998) and Jinny Johnsons handsome Simon and Schuster Childrens Guide to Insects and Spiders (S & S, 1997) for a nifty bug mix sure to lure science-resistant kids.Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966783414
Publisher:
Old Canyon Press
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
93
Product dimensions:
5.81(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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