Hoofbeats, Claws & Rippled Fins: Creature Poems

Hoofbeats, Claws & Rippled Fins: Creature Poems

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688179427
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/28/2002
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 8 Years

About the Author

Noted poet Lee Bennett Hopkins has edited or authored numerous books for children, including the I Can Read Books Hamsters, Shells, and Spelling Bees; A Pet for Me: Poems; and the ALA Notable Children's Book Surprises. The recipient of a Christopher Award and the University of Southern Mississippi's Medallion for "lasting contributions to children's literature," Mr. Hopkins lives in Florida.

Stephen Alcorn attended Italy's prestigious Istituto Statale d'Arte. He has illustrated such award-winning children's books as Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. In 1993 he founded The Alcorn Studio & Gallery with his wife, botanical artist Sabina Fascione Alcorn.

Table of Contents

In and Out6
Night Hunter10
Here's Frog12
Easy Living14
She Likes to Hide18
Triassic Triumph22
Full Moon and Owl30

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Hoofbeats, Claws & Rippled Fins: Creature Poems 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ginarentz on LibraryThing 1 days ago
I enjoyed this collection of poems especially the poem titled, "Camel". These poems and illustrations go well together and the block prints of each animals poem would make great tee-shirts. Besides the art, the Lee Bennet Hopkins does a great job describing each animal and gives them the characters they so deserve. I especially enjoyed the first peom as well, Ruby. My daughters name is Ruby and her favorite animal is the dog and she found it awesome that this dog was so strong but sweet.
HeatherSwinford on LibraryThing 1 days ago
The illustrations are dark and deep. This book is not your typical children's poetry book about the fluffy animals and cuties. This book allows for the readers intrepetation of the illustrations and allows for personality.