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lizards, frogs, and polliwogs (edition 2005)

by Douglas Florian

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Title:lizards, frogs, and polliwogs
Authors:Douglas Florian
Info:Sandpiper (2005), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 48 pages
Collections:Informational, Poetry, Read but unowned
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this book is and informative poetry book that gives facts about amphibians.
Ages 3-7 ( )
  sayraa | Mar 20, 2017 |
This is a great information/poetry book that uses rhyme to draw the reader in.

AGES:5-7
SOURCE: PIERCE COUNTY LIBRARY
  MelissaKuehn | Mar 20, 2017 |
fun and creative pictures with informational text for young children to understand
ages 3-6
source pierce county library
  shawntae | Nov 29, 2016 |
a fun introduction to the different animals that are frogs, lizards, or polliwogs. discusses shortly the different types: tree frogs, dragon lizards, and more.
very light introduction to those animals.
1 book
  TUCC | Nov 4, 2016 |
The simple yet descriptive poetic nature of this book draws the reader in and makes them want to read even more! The shape poems and colorful pictures vary the format of the book and add to its appeal. The poems are an ideal length to hold a younger audience's attention. The complexity of the poems can be studied by an older audience as well, making this a multi-age poetry book. ( )
  TashaWhite | Mar 4, 2016 |
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Goofy, funny book about common and exotic animals. Rhymes with words and made-up words
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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.
I froze beneath a logsicle.
My mind is in a fogsicle
Inside this icy bogsicle.
My temperature is ten degrees.
I froze my nose, my toes, my knees.
But I don't care, I feel at ease,
For I am full of antifreeze.
Another favorite is "The Polliwogs:"

We polliwoggle.
We polliwiggle.
We shake in lakes,
Make wakes,
And wriggle.
We quiver,
We shiver,
We jiggle,
We jog.
We're yearning
To turn ourselves
Into a frog.
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

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:50 -0400)

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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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