Monday, June 12, 2017

Animal Ark by Kwame Alexander - OPTIONAL

Alexander, Kwame  Animal Ark  Illustrated by Joel Sartore  PICTURE BOOK  National Geographic, 2017.  $15.99  Content: G.   

This is a poem about animals and how special they are.  Each page has a line from the poem with an attractive photograph of cute and interesting animals.  The poem implores the reader to have an interest in protecting and respecting animals in our world.  There is a note from the photographer and the poet at the end of the book that explains their love and interest in wild animals and the style of poem used.  There are a few pages that open up to a full spread including the last page which gives the names of the animals.  There are not any facts about the animals throughout.  This book is more about the poem and the idea that animals are important to our world.  As cute as the photographs are and the poem has a great rhythm, the book seemed to be lacking the kind of real information National Geographic usual provides.  

EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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