Poetry Friday is hosted today by GottaBook.
For Poetry Friday -- "Animal Snackers" by Betsy Lewin
This updated edition of her 1980 book offers readers new illustrations and reconceived verses as she delves into the eating habits of various creatures.
Four-line poems highlight the snacking preferences of twelve animals ranging from the platypus to ostrich in language that is both humorous and informative:
The platypus looks odd enough,
with fur and ducklike bill.
He thinks that bugs are yummy stuff,
which makes him odder still.
Each verse faces a full page illustration that brings the animal diner into sharp focus. This light-hearted look at food choices is a pleasure and would be a fun introduction to an animal unit.