A Bundle of Beasts

A Bundle of Beasts

by Patricia Hooper, Mark Steele
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1 Up Hooper has gathered unfamiliar collective nouns for groups of animals and defines each with an appropriate poem based on wordplay. ``A Skein of Wildfowl'' is crafted by a fast-knitting Grandma; ``A Cast of Hawks'' performs a play for its prey; ``An Army of Frogs'' patrols its bog. The poems and accompanying black ink line drawings adequately define the terms. Each of the 25 poems uses rhyme, with many different rhyme schemes and meters incorporated throughout the collections. The poems are fun and would add spark to etymology lessons. A good impetus for children to create their own group names and poems and to enjoy the magic of the English language. Cynthia Dobrez, Grand Haven Junior High School, Mich.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395442593
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/01/1987
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >