In 26 never-before-published short and wonderfully clever poems, Langston Hughes takes children through both the alphabet and the animal world. From Ape to Zebrawith bees, camels, fish, and even a unicorn in betweenhe paints a picture of each animal with just a few simple, but telling, words.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Series:||Iona and Peter Opie Library of Children's Literature Series|
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was one of the most versatile writers of the artistic movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. Though known primarily as a poet, he also wrote plays essays, novels, short stories, and books and poems for children.
Ben Vereen has left his mark on the Broadway stage, concert circuit, and in film and television. He has also been widely honored for his humanitarian activities and work with young people.
George P. Cunningham is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Brooklyn College.
The Harlem School of the Arts provides instruction in music, dance, drama, and visual arts to more than 1,500 students every year. Many of the first, second, and third grade students who participated in this project are part ofOpportunities for Learning in the Arts, a program that offers arts instruction for public school students during the school day.