Animal Poems: Valerie Worth

Animal Poems

Author: Valerie Worth
Illustrator: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Publication Year: 2007
Brief Summary: Each of the 23 poems in this collection features an animal, accompanied by beautiful cut-paper illustrations by Steve Jenkins.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  •  Science: have students pick an animal out of this book and research it.  Discuss different genres — poetry vs. informational — and their different purposes (pleasure reading/listening vs. providing information)
  • Art: give students construction paper and have them create different animals using the technique Steve Jenkins used for this book

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.  

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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