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Who Swallowed Harold?: And Other Poems about Pets

Who Swallowed Harold?: And Other Poems about Pets

by Susan Pearson, David Slonim
     
 
From puppies to iguanas and goldfish to guinea pigs, here are eighteen poems, some funny, some touching, about the pets we love. With expertly crafted poems and hilarious illustrations, this adorable companion to Squeal and Squawk: Barnyard Talk has something to offer every pet owner—and even those wistful readers who are only dreaming of having a pet.

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From puppies to iguanas and goldfish to guinea pigs, here are eighteen poems, some funny, some touching, about the pets we love. With expertly crafted poems and hilarious illustrations, this adorable companion to Squeal and Squawk: Barnyard Talk has something to offer every pet owner—and even those wistful readers who are only dreaming of having a pet.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
K-Gr 4-Eighteen poems about children and their pets. The wistful opening selection, "Wishes," is about a youngster who has prepared an array of cages, bowls, and hutches in anticipation of the arrival of a pet. "Popcorn" is a guinea pig that jumps for joy. "Choosing a Dog" is a litany of breeds. How is a child supposed to decide? In "Mary Beth," a snake gets lost in the house but is found when Mom screams. The little creatures in "Ant Farm" aren't any fun; they just keep marching. In "My Turtle's in the Toilet," a child pleads, "PLEASE DON'T FLUSH!" The humorous poems are accompanied by zany, acrylic, colored-pencil-and-pen illustrations that make the book a visual treat. A goldfish is suspended over a large open mouth, a turtle floats in the toilet wearing swim goggles, and a snake looks quite cozy under a colorful quilt. There's lots of fun here for sharing together and enjoying the animated art.-Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761451938
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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