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The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the…

The Beauty of the Beast: Poems from the Animal Kingdom

by Jack Prelutsky

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This book is a collection of poems about all types of animals. Each poem is fairly short and accompanied with colorful illustrations.
This is a great poetry book because it offers a large collection of types of poems but they all compact information and descriptions in a little period of words.
Media: watercolor
Age Range: Elementary ( )
  MadisonShawA | Mar 23, 2017 |
The Beauty of the Beast is a collection of poems from a large range of poets paired off with some beautiful watercolor illustrations. Each spread features an illustration of a specific animal or insect with a bunch of poems to match. Dust of Snow by Robert Frost on the crow page is probably my favorite. ( )
  NRedler | May 3, 2016 |
The Beauty of the Beast was a collection of poetry from many different poets. Each poems targets an animal, insect, or fish.

This was not really a book I feel can just be sat down with and read. This is almost a reference book of short poetry that could be enjoyed many, many times before all of the poetry is read. The poems are a lot more advanced than I would have imagined for children, but that makes it appropriate for older children, even into middle school ages. The illustrations were kind of cool, like children's renderings of animals, but they did wonders for the cover which is what catches your eye.

Children could be assigned a journal to take with them anywhere they go, and which they would be asked to observe all kinds of animals, bugs, plants they see and draw or write poetry about them. An idea which the entire group/class could do together would be to start a page circulating through the class and each student adds a line to the poem as it comes to them.
  CallieHennessee | Jul 22, 2015 |
These poems take you through various different groups of animals in the animal kingdom. You can read cute poems about puppies to fun poems about creepy crawlers. This anthology selected by Jack Prelutsky truly is a work of art.

I loved this book. I had just as much fun reading it as my daughter did listening to it. The watercolor illustrations by Meilo So are amazing, make me wish I could paint.

This would be a great book to use to explain poetry to students. You could have the students write a poem about something in nature. Also, you do an art unit over watercolor and have each student create a piece of art using watercolor. ( )
  sarah-prebble | Mar 27, 2011 |
Great picture book about all different animals. The descriptions are poems about that animal. Teaches children about the animals and the poems make it memorable.
  klhocutt | Oct 25, 2009 |
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The Beauty of the Beast : Poems from the Animal Kingdom is a stunning collection of poems celebrating "the beauty and wonder of the animal kingdom." Poet and anthologist Jack Prelutsky has chosen 200 works by 123 poets from Carl Sandburg to Seamus Heaney, with a tip of the hat to his own "The Multilingual Mynah Bird." Not surprising for someone who grew up near the Bronx Zoo, Prelutsky has arranged the poems into five zoological classifications. The vibrant watercolor illustrations for this book were created by Meilo So, a brilliant Hong Kong-born artist. A welcome anthology for poetry lovers, watercolor enthusiasts, and children's book collectors alike. (Ages 8 and older)

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An illustrated collection of poems about animals, insects, and birds by poets from different parts of the world.

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