Around the World on Eighty Legs

Animal Poems: Animal Poems

By Amy Gibson; Daniel Salmieri (Illustrator)
(Scholastic Press, Hardcover, 9780439587556, 56pp.)

Publication Date: March 2010

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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

Amy Gibson lives in Northern California with her husband, three children, and the cat. A former teacher, she framed the entire school year as a trip around the world. She's only been to three continents so far, but she can dream. This is her first picture book.

Daniel Salmieri

Daniel Salmieri is the illustrator of THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. This is his first picture book for Scholastic Press.

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