Twosomes by Marilyn Singer
Love Poems from the Animal Kingdom

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Do animals celebrate Valentine's Day? Nobody knows for sure. But this funny (and punny) little book imagines how some of them declare their love, affection, or friendship any day of the year."Nice to Meetcha! You smell delish!/Wanna share my water dish?" So asks one tail-thumping dog to another. Whereas a courting dolphin sings, "Come, leap with me and be my wife./You're the porpoise of my life." Ranging from dogs and cats and other pets to some you wouldn't want to pet, such as sharks and porcupines, acclaimed poet Marilyn Singer's captivating couplets and Lee Wildish's expressively humorous illustrations provide a Valentine's Day gift for kids who wouldn't be caught dead being lovey-dovey.

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About Marilyn Singer

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Marilyn Singer is the author of over ninety books for children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Washington, Connecticut. For more information, please visit: Alexandra Boiger has illustrated several picture and chapter books, among them While Mama had a Quick Little Chat, Tallulah's Tutu, and the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books. Originally from Munich, Germany, she now lives in California. Please visit her at
Published December 28, 2010 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 24 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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/ We’ll spend the night cooing, under the stars.” Others play with puns (“You’re the porpoise of my life”) or brush lightly with love.

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In this greeting card–sized book, animals express their fondness for one another in rhyming couplets.

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