Thursday, April 7, 2011

Around the World on Eighty Legs by Amy Gibson - ESSENTIAL

Gibson, Amy Around the World on Eighty Legs illustrated by Daniel Salmieri 56 pgs. Scholastic Press, 2011. $18.99. From the Andes to the Amazon and from Malaysia to the Himalayas, this is an animal adventure nobody should miss out on! Using silly, humorous poems, the author takes us to five different continents (S.A., Africa, Asia, Australia, Antarctica) while highlighting animals from each area. Kids will love the silly but informative poems about each animal. Each poem is unique in format and length and will keep the kids on their toes. With amusing illustrations and new, obscure facts about each animal, this book would be perfect to use for a poetry lesson and/or an animal lesson! I only wish that she had highlighted animals from North America and Europe as well. A fabulous book! EL-ESSENTIAL. Whitney, Library-Teacher. 

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