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I am a elementary classroom teacher, and I am finding that this book has so many applications to the classroom! My Kindergarten students are learning about the oceans of the world right now, and we are having a great time reading the poems about oceans animals. The kids love the rhymes and the way the animals come alive through the poetry (like in the poem “Auk”). My little scientists, who love learning facts about animals, are soaking up the book too. Some, for example, pointed out that the poem “Krill” tells us about ocean food chains. Soon we’ll be studying the rainforest, and I can’t wait to use this book to introduce the animals of the rainforest. I can also see how this book would be great for kids writing animal reports, for a study on the continents, and definitely for teaching the art of poetry writing. I found out recently that Amy Gibson also has a website that offers many classroom applications in language arts, writing, math, science, and more. Check it out at amygibson dot com. As someone who has taught in the classroom, Amy Gibson knows kids AND teachers, and so she has a lot to offer! She may be the Shel Silverstein for a new generation of readers! Check it out!
From School Library Journal Gr 3-4-The creative intent behind these brief poems is to introduce animal facts and world geography, covering five continents: South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and combining Arctic and Antarctic regions. Sixty animals are briefly mentioned. Most of the verses and cartoon illustrations are broadly humorous if unmemorable, as in “Crocodile”: “If you slosh through a bog,/you may find it worthwhile-/Stop and pause-/Are those jaws?/(Or a log with a smile?).” An illustrated world map and a helpful “menagerie of facts” add information, but this collection of slight verse and superficial factoids falls short.-Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems Hardcover – March 1, 2011 by Amy Gibson (Author) Review
Personally, this is my favorite children’s book ever. Amy has put more research and thought into this book thanany children’s book I have come across. It is not only fun to read for kids,but for adults to read as well. You will be entertained, learn something(actually quite a lot) and giggle along the way. Enjoy! -Read Reviews-
“Around the World on Eighty Legs” is a delightful book of pictures and poems about animals around the world. I bought it for my three year old (who loves animals) and he now asks to read it every night. The pictures are beautifully quirky and the poems that accompany them are charming as well as educational, often written in catchy, Dr. Suess-like rhymes. The animals range from familiar to exotic so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. My toddler’s favorite is the Anaconda, with it’s dangerous hug. My favorite is the poem about the Lion (and its subtle jab at gender roles!) I think this charming book is going to be a favorite for years to come.
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