Friday, November 6, 2015

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Write. Sketch. Repeat.

My selection is "Animal Tracks: Wild Poems To Read Aloud" by Charles Ghigna with illustrations by John Speirs.

Ghigna's collection of 32 short poems is an invitation to silly fun that incorporates riddles and puns in verses about a wide variety of animals. The book is an entertaining read-aloud even though some of the wordplay may need interpretation for young readers. But isn't talking about what we read half the fun? An index of the 108 animals mentioned makes finding a poem about your favorite animal easy whether you're looking for hippo, egret or worm.

Speirs' cartoon style watercolors add a jaunty note to compliment the verses.


Unknown said...

Thanks for introducing a new fun PB. Am I remembering correctly: 108 animals named in the index? Sounds as if it's packed with lots of entertainment by way of rhymes and riddles about animals familiar and unfamiliar, with some wordplay to entertain the adult readers, too! God bless you for the book review service you do.

Linda B said...

Charles' poetry is delightful, and this books sounds like another good one. Thanks for telling about it!

jama said...

Haven't seen this one yet. Love the cover art. Thanks for featuring this book :).

Sally Murphy said...

Looks great! I'll keep an eye out for it.

Mary Lee said...

I love Charles' poetry!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks for the reminder about this book, Janet. One of my favorites. =)

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