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Love Poems from the Animal Kingdom

Marilyn Singer, Lee Wildish (Illustrator)


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Winter 2011 Kids' Next List

“In this warm celebration of friendship and love, Marilyn Singer composes delightful poems inspired by our furry, slimy, and spotty friends in the animal world. Each rhyming couplet is a humorous slice of imagination, accompanied beautifully by Lee Wildish's colorful, zany illustrations. Young children will be captivated by this introduced to poetry as they are drawn in by the silly characters in this rollicking book!”
— Megan Graves, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
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Do animals celebrate Valentine's Day? Nobody knows for sure. But this funny (and punny) little book imagines how some of them declare their love, affection, or friendship any day of the year."Nice to Meetcha You smell delish /Wanna share my water dish?" So asks one tail-thumping dog to another. Whereas a courting dolphin sings, "Come, leap with me and be my wife./You're the porpoise of my life." Ranging from dogs and cats and other pets to some you wouldn't want to pet, such as sharks and porcupines, acclaimed poet Marilyn Singer's captivating couplets and Lee Wildish's expressively humorous illustrations provide a Valentine's Day gift for kids who wouldn't be caught dead being lovey-dovey.

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375867101, 24pp.

Publication Date: December 28, 2010

About the Author

MARILYN SINGER is well-known for her many poetry books as well as picture books and YA anthologies. She is th co-host of the "Poetry Blast" at the annual American Library Association conference.

LEE WILDISH has illustrated a number of children's books in various styles, most recently "Thomas and the Dragon Queen" by Shutta Crum.