Dear Wandering Wildebeest : and other poems from the Water Hole

by Latham, Irene,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 12 Libraries 12 of 12 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction j PS3612.A8685 A6 2014
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Summary

Welcome wildebeest / and beetle, / Oxpecker and lion. / This water hole is yours. / It offers you oasis / beside its shrinking shores.

Spend a day at a water hole on the African grasslands. From dawn to nightfall, animals come and go. Giraffes gulp, wildebeest graze, impalas leap, vultures squabble, and elephants wallow. Fact sidebars support the poems about the animals and their environment. Imaginative illustrations from Anna Wadham complete this delightful collection.

Contents
To All the Beasts Who Enter Here
Impala Explosion
The Watchman's Song
Lifestyles of the Sleek and Sinuous
Oxpecker Cleaning Service
Triptych for a Thirsty Giraffe
Stripes vs. Stripes
Dung Beetle at Work
Tree for All

Dear Wandering Wildebeest
Calling Carcass Control
Dust Bath at Dusk
What Rhino Knows
Lioness, After the Hunt
Says Nightjar to the Stars.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A water hole in the African grasslands provides the setting for this attractive book, in which 15 short poems spotlight different animals. A thirsty giraffe struggles to maneuver its legs in order to reach the water with its tongue. A well-fed lioness dozes nearby. Meanwhile, a dung beetle works tirelessly, rolling a ball of elephant dung to her underground tunnel. Each double-page spread features a large, expressive illustration; one or two poems; and a box of information closely related to each poem's subject. Precisely worded, pithy, and often playful, these enjoyable poems often focus on a particular aspect of the subject, such as the meerkat sentries' communications or the oxpecker birds' grooming service for large mammals. Wadham varies the book's single setting by isolating parts of the area in the illustrations and by altering her palette as the light changes throughout the day and night. A fine volume of verse for independent reading or sharing with a class.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fifteen poems celebrate the flora and fauna of the African grasslands, accompanied by background information and stylized illustrations from British illustrator Wadham, which draw out the personalities of the animals on parade. Latham doesn't ignore some of the hard realities of life in the wild: "Wildebeest down:/ weakling drowned/ during migration," begins "Calling Carcass Control," about scavengers; her ode to a lioness takes place "After the choosing,/ after the chase," as the sleepy huntress "savors favorite flavors" before falling asleep. There's also room for beauty and humor, as in a lighthearted ode to oxpeckers and the mammals whose ticks they happily eat: "Got earwax? Dead skin? We're the best!/ Deep wound cleaning upon request." An assured and often amusing grouping of verse that informs as it entertains. Ages 8-12. Author's agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Publisher Minneapolis :2014
Other Titles Poems.
Contributors Wadham, Anna, illustrator.
Audience Ages 8-12.
Language English
Description 33 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 33).
ISBN 9781467712323 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
1467712329 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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