Synopses & Reviews
Playing off the double meanings of collective nouns newcomers Danylyshyn and Lomp place anthropomorphized animals in lively scenes. A “band” of gorillas performs on stage its lead singer an Elvis lookalike (“Jumping and jiving like rock ’n’ roll kings/ in trees or on stage they know how to swing”). Other collectives include a “committee” of necktie wearing vultures sitting around a conference table an athletic “run” of salmon and a “pride” of lions having their manes and claws done at a salon. While Danylyshyn’s rhymes can get a bit strained (during the vultures’ meeting “With hooked bill and hunched over back/ they vote on what’s next dinner or snack”) Lomp’s digital illustrations bring an appealing Golden Books–style retro fun to the pages. Ages 4–8. Author’s agent: Christopher Hermelin Fischer Harbage Agency Illustrator’s agency: Bright Agency. (Jan.) " Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."