mammalabilia by Douglas Florian

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In Douglas Florian's latest menagerie of twenty-one original poems and paintings, readers will be laughing out loud at the sheer silliness of his animal observations. With mammals ranging from the howling coyote and the wood-chopping beaver to the daring ibex and the speedy tiger, here is a zooful of furry fun like no other! The fifth book in a celebrated animal poetry collection series from a Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award winner • Twenty-one poems and paintings that blend humor with scientific information •Companion to the immensely popular insectlopedia, a Publishers Weekly children's bestseller that delighted Daniel Pinkwater's audience on National Public Radio

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DOUGLAS FLORIAN is the creator of many acclaimed picture books including zoo's who; bow wow meow meow, a Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year; lizards, frogs, and polliwogs, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; mammalabilia, an ABA's Pick of the Lists; insectlopedia, an ALA Notable Children's Book and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; and omnibeasts, a gift collection of his best-loved animal poems. He lives with his family in New York City.
Published April 1, 2004 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 48 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In ""The Bactrian Camel"" the entire text of the poem forms the shape of a camel's back: ""Mr. Bactrian, a question for you--about your back: one lump or two?"" Many of the entries are one-liners--""Some people wear fur coats of lynx./ I/ think/ that/ stynx."" More developed verse recalls Ogden N...

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"This collection of 21 short light verse brims with whimsy and fun," wrote PW in a starred review, calling this an "irresistible homage to mammal memorabilia."

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The hippo who "eats and eats and eats and eats" has a table and a place setting inside his mouth.

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