Beast Friends Forever by Robert Forbes

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The beasts are back! If you haven't heard, the whole animal kingdom is roaring its approval for Beast Friends Forever, this collection of delectable verses about animals both rascally and sweet. With delicious poems by Robert Forbes and zany illustrations of each poem by master artist Ronald Searle, these wildly playful rhymes and charmingly intricate illustrations will keep readers seven to seventy coming back again and again. The anteater (who is not a cheater), a brave meerkat named Lee, Bugsie Seagull, and Dapper Don the fox feature along with many others in this timeless collection.

About Robert Forbes

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Robert Forbes serves as a company Vice President as well as President of the lifestyle magazine ForbesLife. After 25 years in New York City and six in London, he and his wife currently reside in Florida. His other two books of poetry for children, Beastly Feasts! and Let's Have a Bite!, were also illustrated by Ronald Searle.Ronald Searle delighted millions with his comic creation St. Trinian's, also published by Overlook and adapted into a film starring Rupert Everett, Mischa Barton, and Colin Firth. He was a distinguished contributor to numerous magazines around the world, including The New Yorker.
Published January 10, 2013 by Overlook Juvenile. 80 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Fiction

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Elsewhere, readers will find “a pig whose name is Squig,” a “camel named Kim” and a “doe gazelle named Mellow”—not to forget “[t]wo raccoons, Liz and Rick” (whose name suddenly turns to Dick in the last stanza), none of whom will tickle too many 60-year-olds.

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In this companion to Beastly Feasts! and Let’s Have a Bite! Forbes composes odes to unlikely lovestruck animals. A seagull finds love inland (“Now they’re raising a brood in the pines—/ Not one of Mot

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The Bookbag

We're never far away from spring, when the thoughts of the whole animal kingdom turn to love - or at least, one aspect of it we'd better not mention in a book for the very young such as this is.

Dec 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Beast Friends Forever

Gr 4–7—Children familiar with Beastly Feasts! (2007) and Let's Have a Bite! (2010, both Overlook Duckworth) will cheer for this third collaboration. Animal courtship is infused with quirky human characteristics and some sneaky social commentary. Readers meet Lancelot the Ocelot, doing time for "h...

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