Pet Poems / Edition 2

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Overview

What are your favorite animals? Dogs? Cats? Bugs and tarantulas? Or perhaps you prefer the jungle residents: leopards, crocodiles, lions? How do you feel about dolphins? Porcupines? Are you scared by werewolves and creepy-crawlies? Or would you rather have anteaters, vultures, and pterodactyls?

In this collection of poems you will find something about every kind of animal you can think of--and some you'd sooner not think of. Read about pets at the vets, be it hamsters with headaches, fish with the flu, and crocodiles with toothache. Meet Beryl the budgie and the little plastic cyberpet. Hang out with Solomon, the deep-thinking, unwinking, cream-lapping, mouse-trapping, nit-picking, fur-licking, magical kind of cat. And don't forget to check on those whales in the bathtub. All the verses are illustrated with uproarious color drawings, the product of Korky Paul's wild imagination.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Pets take center stage in the more than 40 verses by British poets in Pet Poems, ed. by John Foster, illus. by Korky Paul. Along with the garden variety dogs and cats, this paper-over-board volume boasts a vulture, alligator and anteater, too, with cartoonish illustrations that exploit the madcap encounters. ( Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-This collection of British-authored poems, many of which have been previously published, is about outrageous pets and other bizarre animals. A dog that brings the postman as well as the newspaper home in his mouth; a cat that turns out to be a tiger; a snake that becomes trapped in the loo; a crocodile that polishes off the dentist while having his tooth filled; a pterodactyl who carries off members of the family in its long beak-all are among the preposterous subjects. The macabre humor of the cartoonlike drawings matches that of the poems. Pages are cluttered with busy illustrations, and the endpapers, crayoned as if by a young child, add to the mess. The dark, offbeat humor, however, does have child appeal.- Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192763457
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

John Foster is one of the best-loved and most highly regarded children's anthologists. He has published over one hundred poetry anthologies, including books from the My First Oxford Book of Poems series, as well as several collections of his own poems.

Korky Paul is an award-winning illustrator of children's books who has collaborated with John Foster on several Oxford poetry anthologies, including Dragon Poems, Monster Poems, and Magic Poems.

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