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Animal snackers
Lewin, Betsy.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dodd, Mead, [1980]

Physical Description:
26 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 x 24 cm
Brief rhymes describe the favorite food of various animals. Includes recipe for making bread-dough animals.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.6 0.5 82536.
Format :

On Order



The Caldecott Honor-winning artist's classic book about animals' favorite treats is now reissued with all-new illustrations. Full color.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Betsy Lewin's Animal Snackers returns with cheerful new watercolors that serve up the rhymes from the 1980 edition as a delectable new entree. The volume covers everything from the anteater ("His snout is like a hose./ He just sucks ants up his nose") to symbiotic tickbirds ("The rhino tolerates these guests/ because they rid him of his pests"). Even picky readers will likely return for seconds. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-In this reworking of her 1980 poetry collection of the same name (Dodd, Mead; o.p.), Lewin presents the eating habits of gorillas, ostriches, koalas, tickbirds, and sea otters, among others. On each spread, four lines of verse face a watercolor in her signature style of a dining creature. These poems, which are largely rhymed couplets, range from the delightfully clever ("The ostrich eyes with eager glint/a stone-his after-dinner mint") to the pedantically ordinary ("Tickbirds ride the rhino's back,/looking for a tasty snack"). While Lewin does not demonstrate the same playful use of language as Douglas Florian does in his animal verse, her poems have a greater simplicity, making them more accessible to a younger audience. Whereas Lewin's original bread-dough illustrations wryly fit the theme and title of the text, the new art offers clearer and more naturalistic images of the snacking creatures. Collections that have the earlier edition may want to purchase this version as well because of its radically different feel. It will be especially useful as a tie-in for science lessons. An "Animal Facts" section is included.-Rachel G. Payne, Brooklyn Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.