Beastly Verse

Beastly Verse

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"This is an anthology of 16 animal poems for children, illustrated by the graphic artist JooHee Yoon. The authors range from Lewis Carroll to D. H. Lawrence to Anonymous"--
"Poetry and children belong together, and for a long time, the music and playfulness of verse wove itself through children's days and lives. Beastly Verse aims to help return the wonder of poetry to children's lives through sixteen exquisitely illustrated poems, four of which have the surprise and pleasure of being foldouts. Consisting of playful as well as powerfully memorable poems, Beastly Verse transports the reader into a richly worded world of tigers, hummingbirds, owls, elephants, pelicans, yaks, snails, and even telephones! A playful romp through verse, rhyme, and gorgeous images, this book carries children into the poetic realm in a way that is not only fun and inviting, but inspiring as well! Representing poems from Anonymous, as well as some lesser well-known poets, this volume also includes poems from Lewis Carroll, William Blake, Robert Desnos, Hilaire Belloc, William Cowper, Christina Rossetti, and D.H. Lawrence. Both short and long, these poems can be read and reread, committed to memory and enjoyed all life long.JooHee Yoon is an illustrator and printmaker committed to the art of bookmaking. Since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, her work has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker Magazine, Le Monde, and many other publications. She also exhibits her original drawings and prints in gallery shows around the world and was the recipient of the Ars en Fabula Grant from the Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy"--
Published: New York :, Enchanted Lion Books,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781592701667
1592701663
Branch Call Number: E808.8193 BEA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,color illustrations ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Yoon, JooHee 1989-

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AL_KAYLA Jan 24, 2017

I loved the highly stylized and beautifully colored artwork used to illustrate this collection of animal themed poems.

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