Around the World on Eighty Legs

Around the World on Eighty Legs

By Amy Gibson; Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)

Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780439587556, 56pp.

Publication Date: March 2011


A fun, fresh animal journey!

Pack your bags and put on your travelin' shoes! There's an animal adventure waiting for you! Awake with the HOWLER MONKEYS, twist into a pretzel like a QUETZAL, hang with a SLOTH, be will-nilly like a CHINCHILLA. Squawk with an AUK, bump your rump like a CAMEL, be silly with a BILBY, and drift off to sleep in the deep of the OUTBACK. Fun-filled and fact-packed, AROUND THE WORLD ON EIGHTY LEGS is the ticket for an unforgettable adventure!

The yakkity yakkity yakkity yak-
Why is it the yak never answers you back?
To a yak, nothing's worse
Than to have to converse-
The yakkity yakkity yak.

About the Author
Amy Gibson is the author of "Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems", published by Scholastic. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three children.

Daniel Salmieri is an artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn, NY. He has illustrated eight books for children, including six critically acclaimed picture books in collaboration with author Adam Rubin. To learn more, visit