EXACTLY how do animals, slither, creep, trot, gambol and pounce? You'll find out from these uniquely vivid poems and prints. Usually I advise my students to steer clear of abstractions but the young writers gathered here manage to be very specific about, love, peace and some other big ideas. Tender, touching, teasing, TRUE, the family poems charm and challenge. This is lifelike work that likes (and loves) life. Who wouldn't want to celebrate that?