National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 8:34 am

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National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry

J. Patrick Lewis


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Amy B



animals, poetry

In brief


I saw this book and fell in love with the wildlife photos.

Vibrant National Geographic photos illustrate a collection of animal poems selected by J. Patrick Lewis, U.S. Children's Poet Laureate (and Westerville resident!).

There are 200 poems about large animals and small, winged animals and water animals, noisy and quiet animals. The book contains poems from famous poets like Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson and new poets like Jack Prelutsky and Paul Janeczko. You'll find selections like The Purple Cow by Gelett Burgess and Butterfly by Benjamin Franklin.

Don't feel that you have to read the book straight though. Lewis recommends sampling a piece here and a piece there. Take a poetry moment and see animals in a new light!