Friday, March 7, 2008

Poetry Friday: A Crossing of Zebras

A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry is written by Marjorie Maddox and illustrated by Philip Huber and in my humble opinion, a must for any library shelves. Any book that combines beautiful illustrations, entertainment, and essential education elements into poetry is a gem, something this particular work definitely is.

Each page depicts a different pack of animals, listing their proper pack names and a fun poem to teach the reader about those particular animals. With exciting animals such as a "tower" of giraffes and a "rumba" of rattlesnakes, along with the well known "school" of fish and of course the "crossing" of zebras, this is the ultimate learning adventure.

I certainly had never heard of at least half the packs listed in the book and enjoyed some quality learning time myself! Huber illustrations are also beautiful, very rich and colorful on the page. I had a lot of fun reading A Crossing of Zebras and was impressed by all the different elements the author included in the educational, yet fun poems. A definite two thumbs up from this librarian!

A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry will hit shelves in April.

1 comment:

Becky said...

It looks cool. I haven't heard of this one.