I’m so excited to share an amazing and heart-warning new book that is perfect for gift giving, the National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry: 200 Poems with Photographs That Squeak, Soar, and Roar! National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry is edited by J. Patrick Lewis, the U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate. This beautiful book contains 200 poems, both classics and modern selections which celebrate the winged ones who fly through the air, the little ones who crawl through the dirt and all the noisy, quiet, big strange and other ones in between. Big, beautiful and gorgeous full-bleed photographs accompany the poems that inspire even as they inform children about the creatures in the world around them.
The perfect keepsake gift for little animal lovers or a favorite teacher, the National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry has the rare and distinguished honor of earning starred reviews from all the the major book review publications. Kirkus Reviews calls the National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry “A well-stirred mix of old and recent limericks, haiku, short lyrics, shaped poems and free verse… A spectacular collection…” and School Library Journal goes on to say “Add a little natural wonder to your poetry shelves. Because if we’re talking about the best possible compliment to your eyes and ears alike, few have as many perks and grand moments as this.”
My daughter is 5, she enjoys reading, even more than reading she enjoys learning about creatures big and small. We visit the zoo often but can’t ever get as close to the animals as we can in this book. JL can see her beloved animals up close and personal and look at them whenever she wishes. This book of animal poetry will be in our home library for years to come.
JL keeps this book on her bedside table. We look through it often and she laughs at the photos while I read her the poems that go along with each animal. Even JL’s little brother, Baby Cruzer likes looking at all the animals inside this astonishing book. I like seeing both children so interested in animals, reminds me of myself when I was younger always looking through my mom’s National Geographic magazines. Our new book has even rode to school with us a few times.
I was sent a free sample for the purpose of conducting this review. My participation is voluntary and my opinions, as always, are my own. No monetary compensation was given.