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The alligator's smile and other poems

by Yolen, Jane,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 811 Yolen
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
 
Call Number  JUV 811 Yolen
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 811 Yol
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 811 Yol
 
 
Summary

Get up close and personal with alligators in all their tooth-filled glory in this collection of poems by New York Times bestselling author Jane Yolen. Rhymes and rhythms reflect on how alligators hunt, keep warm, and care for young.

Stunning, large-scale photographs zoom in on these mighty hunters, while fun fact boxes accompany the poetry, providing details that are sure to pique young readers' curiosity.

Contents
Seven words about an alligator
The alligator's smile
Alligator to himself
Mother and child, alligator style
Kindergarten for alligators
Sunning
Alligator in armor
So many teeth
Mother alligator on the path
Ambush
What an alligator eats
Obituary
Apex predator
More gator facts.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The mother-and-son team of Bug Off! Creepy, Crawly Poems (2012) here focus on alligators in 13 poems, each accompanied by sidebar factoids and arresting full-color photographs of the creatures in their natural habitat. The opening 7 Words about an Alligator (Silently floating, / Silently gloating. / Not a log) includes a sidebar explaining the origin of the word alligator and a photo of gator gliding through water. Throughout, poems from droll to dramatic highlight various behaviors, characteristics, and physical traits, such as teeth or a thick hide. Others are written from alligator perspective, like Kindergarten for Alligators, where We learn to read . . . / the reeds. The sometimes-jaunty tone toward topics may occasionally be disconcerting, as in What an Alligator Eats (potentially your poor pooch if you're walking the dog near a bayou), and some vocabulary is sophisticated, though those are generally defined in the glossary. Nonetheless, this is an intriguing blend of wordplay-rich verse, visuals, and introductory information. Additional alligator facts and a list of annotated resources close out the volume.--Rosenfeld, Shelle Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Alligators -- Juvenile poetry.
Alligators -- Juvenile literature.
Alligators -- Poetry.
Publisher Minneapolis :2016
Other Titles Poems.
Contributors Stemple, Jason, photographer.
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 26 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31).
ISBN 9781467755757
1467755753
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