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lizards, frogs, and polliwogs (edition 2005)
lizards, frogs, and polliwogs by Douglas Florian
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0152052488, Paperback)We are mad for poet-painter Douglas Florian. We were buzzed by Insectlopedia, moony for Mammalabilia, and batty for his other beautifully biological, biologically beautiful books as well. We love Florian for his clever, downright shameless wordplay. One of our favorite poems in Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs is "The Wood Frog":
I am a frozen frogsicle.Another favorite is "The Polliwogs:"
We polliwoggle.We love Florian equally for his playful paintings that manage to be visual puns as well as suitable-for-framing pieces of art. A subtle and delightful use of color combine with brilliant composition and some collage work to create a marvelous menagerie--this time accompanying 21 reptile and amphibian poems. Neither cobra nor chameleon escape pun-ishment from this talented wordsmith. We will patiently await the next beastly poetic parade from Florian! (Ages 5 to 10) --Karin Snelson
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A collection of humorous poems about such reptiles and amphibians as the glass frog, the gecko, and the rattlesnake.
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