Peculiar zoo

by Polisar, Barry Louis.

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books J e P
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  J e P
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J E 811 POLISAR
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J E 811 POLISAR
Written entirely in verse and filled with intriguing facts about an extraordinary array of uncommon animals, this collection of poems and illustrations introduce children to some of the oddest creatures in the animal kingdom, including many rare and endangered species. Young readers will discover the Numbat, who has more teeth than any other animal, but swallows his food whole; the Proboscis Monkey with its long nose that it must move out of the way in order to eat; and the Naked Mole Rat, who is pictured stretched out on a divan, shielding herself with feathers. The poems in this book were featured on Barbara Bush's national radio show on ABC, Mrs. Bush's Story Time .
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Writer and songster Polisar serves up a series of humorous verses celebrating such oddities as the Australian numbat and the near-extinct solenodon (a rat-like creature that buries its head in a hole when attacked) as well as some slightly more familiar critters like the Floridian manatee and the emperor penguin. His sly rhymes inform the reader even as they poke fun at their subjects (``The proboscis monkey has a nose / That's certainly endowed / Proportionately larger than / A nose should be allowed''). Longtime Polisar collaborator Clark obviously had fun with this one; his witty, loosely drawn illustrations reach their zenith in the double-spread visual pun that accompanies Polisar's abbreviated ditty about the naked mole rat (``Naked mole rat. / Eek! Imagine that!''). Here, Clark pictures the subject as a nude reclining on a velvet chaise, a la Ingres's Grande Odalisque . Polisar fans will be delighted. Ages 7-12. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Children's poetry, American.
Animals -- Poetry.
American poetry.
Animals -- Juvenile poetry.
Publisher Silver Spring, MD :Rainbow Morning Music,1993
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Clark, David, 1960 March 19-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm
ISBN 0938663143 :
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