Douglas Florian has created another delightful,
spine-tingling gaggle of animals, the usual tongue-twisting,
alliterative troupe: the manta ray, the bush baby, the bats,
the slugs, the terns, the wallaby, the sloth and the
"A penguin isn't thin- it's fat.
It has penguinsulation.
And it toboggans through the snow
On penguinter vacation."
The artwork in this latest collection is outstanding,
enthusiastic and gaily colored, guaranteed to inspire young
minds with fanciful thoughts on the nature of insects and
some of the stranger species of animals, including accolades
for the eagle:
"I'm not a seagull.
I'm regal. All birds are not
These simple poems and quirky critters leap from Florian's
clever mind, offering a world of adventure, a humorous peek
into the lives of creatures great and small. With consummate
skill, Florian has combined whimsy with some memorable
artwork, a book destined to be a favorite of children and
adults alike. If you're like me, you know a few "grownups"
who will appreciate the wonderful illustrations in zoo's
who. Who said we have to grow up anyway?
"I wANTed to write
A poem on an ANT.