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ISBN13: 9780152052485
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Publisher Comments:

From transparent glass frogs and ravenous rattlesnakes to sticky geckos and stressed-out skinks, this slithery spectacle showcases once again Douglas Florian's incomparable skill for making poetry informative, fun--and irresistible!

Review:

"Like Florian's Insectlopedia and Mammalabilia, this volume contains witty poems filled with comic word play — this time about 21 scaly, slimy creatures. With the droll verbal dexterity of J. Patrick Lewis and the just slightly naughty humor of Jack Prelutsky, Florian regales his readers with unexpected rhymes. 'It's wise to stay clear/ Of the dangerous cobra,' he warns, 'all the months of the year,/ Including Octobra.' A picture of a costumed child holding a jack-o'-lantern is accompanied by the verse 'I wouldn't wanna/ Be an iguana — / Except for Halloween.' From the Midwife Toad ('On Dad's back the eggs are toted./ To his kids he's toadally devoted') to the Poison-Dart Frogs, Florian finds mischievous reptile lore that will make young readers laugh. At first glance his illustrations seem less varied than in the previous books, but these bug-eyed amphibians have a low-key style of their own. The newt reads the 'Newt News' paper, and the Glass Frog camouflaged on a leaf labels various parts of the painting either 'me' or 'leaf.' The medium is different, too: here Florian uses watercolors and collage elements atop brown paper bags. The warm, familiar tones and soft lines belie the idiosyncrasy of the compositions — these frogs and friends don't necessarily jump out at readers, but continually take them by surprise. Ages 5-10." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Twenty-one toadally hilarious reptile and amphibian poems from bestselling poet and painter Douglas Florian!

About the Author

DOUGLAS FLORIAN paints and writes poetry in New York City. His mammalabilia collection was named a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

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ccwtaylor, February 1, 2007 (view all comments by ccwtaylor)
The poems and pictures of Douglas Florian never disapoint us, and this book is no exception! This book both makes my 6 year old laugh out loud, and is a sound platform for discussions about natural history.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780152052485
Author:
Florian, Douglas
Publisher:
Voyager Paperbacks
Subject:
Animals - Reptiles & Amphibians
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry - Humorous
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Poetry / Plays
Subject:
Reptiles
Subject:
Children's poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper, Picture
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in 0.51 lb
Age Level:
05-10

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Product details 48 pages Voyager Books - English 9780152052485 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Like Florian's Insectlopedia and Mammalabilia, this volume contains witty poems filled with comic word play — this time about 21 scaly, slimy creatures. With the droll verbal dexterity of J. Patrick Lewis and the just slightly naughty humor of Jack Prelutsky, Florian regales his readers with unexpected rhymes. 'It's wise to stay clear/ Of the dangerous cobra,' he warns, 'all the months of the year,/ Including Octobra.' A picture of a costumed child holding a jack-o'-lantern is accompanied by the verse 'I wouldn't wanna/ Be an iguana — / Except for Halloween.' From the Midwife Toad ('On Dad's back the eggs are toted./ To his kids he's toadally devoted') to the Poison-Dart Frogs, Florian finds mischievous reptile lore that will make young readers laugh. At first glance his illustrations seem less varied than in the previous books, but these bug-eyed amphibians have a low-key style of their own. The newt reads the 'Newt News' paper, and the Glass Frog camouflaged on a leaf labels various parts of the painting either 'me' or 'leaf.' The medium is different, too: here Florian uses watercolors and collage elements atop brown paper bags. The warm, familiar tones and soft lines belie the idiosyncrasy of the compositions — these frogs and friends don't necessarily jump out at readers, but continually take them by surprise. Ages 5-10." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Twenty-one toadally hilarious reptile and amphibian poems from bestselling poet and painter Douglas Florian!

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