Mites to Mastodons (Hardcover)

A Book of Animal Poems

By Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator), Maxine Kumin

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618507535, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2006

List Price: 16.00*
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From as little as the snail to as big as the giraffe, from the thundering mastodon of long ago to the ordinary backyard squirrel of today, the animals in this book inspire our imagination.

Here is a fascinating cornucopia that exudes a whimsical affection and respect for the creatures with whom we share our kingdom.

About the Author

Pamela Zagarenski is the winner of two Caldecott Honors. The books she has illustrated have also been Booklist Editor's Choices, Horn Book Fanfare and Bulletin Blue Ribbon books, winners of Bank Street's Claudia Lewis Award, and translated into many languages. As well as illustrating picture books, she creates paintings and has a gift card line. She lives in Connecticut. Visit her online at, on Instagram @sacredbee, and Twitter @sacredbeez.

Praise For Mites to Mastodons: A Book of Animal Poems

What consistently comes through is both the author's and artist's exuberance for their subject.
Publishers Weekly