Words with Wrinkled Knees: Animal Poems by Barbara Juster Esbensen, John Stadler
This brilliant collection of poems by NCTE Award-winning poet Barbara Esbensen is a classic of its kind. Each poem challenges children to think not only about animals but also about animal words. John Stadler's gleeful parade of pictures captures each wrinkled, roaring, or bright-eyed poem.
Barbara Juster Esbensen's many books include Who Shrank My Grandmother's House? Poems of Discovery and Cold Stars & Fireflies: Poems for the Four Seasons. In 1994 she joined a select group of poets to receive the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.
John Stadler is the author and illustrator of The Adventures of Snail at School among others. He lives in Lyme, New Hampshire.