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Title:
My first Oxford book of animal poems
Author:
Foster, John, 1941 October 12-
Publication Information:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
94 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780192762696
Format :
Book

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Summary

My First Oxford Book of Animal Poemsis a beautifully illustrated collection of animal poems for young children. Organised thematically, it takes the reader on a journey through the animal kingdom - from around the house, to the forest, fields and far beyond.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Another anthology, My First Oxford Book of Animal Poems, compiled by John Foster, catalogues various creature by habitat. Sections such as "Around the House and in the Garden" and "Beside the Sea, Beneath the Waves," include more than 90 poems by writers as diverse as Dylan Thomas, Emily Bront, Jane Yolen and Margaret Wise Brown. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 4-This collection mixes traditional favorites with delightful newer poems, including a number of great read-alouds. Such titles as George Barker's "The Dobermann Dog, O the Dobermann Dog," Julie Holder's "The Corn Scratch Kwa Kwa Hen and the Fox," and Walter R. Brooks's "Bees, Bothered by Bold Bears, Behave Badly" hint at the readability of the selections. It's always nice to see Rose Fyleman's "Mice," Eleanor Farjeon's "Cats," and Ogden Nash's "The Duck," and Rudyard Kipling's "Commissariat Camels" and Hilaire Belloc's "The Yak" are as droll as ever. The anthology covers the whole range of the animal kingdom, wild and domestic, on land and in water. The mood is mostly lighthearted, but James Kirkup's "Polar Bear" conjures up the lonely, dreary life of a caged zoo animal and Kathryn Worth's "Circus Elephant" finds poignance in its subject. Many poems express concern over the fate of the animal world, ranging from Christina Rossetti's "Hurt No Living Thing" to Pat Moon's "Noah's Arks" and Tony Mitton's "A Dream of Elephants." Seven artists contributed illustrations in a range of styles, from naive scrawls to dreamy watercolors. Overall, their bright-hued pictures provide a fine complement to this lively compendium.-Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.