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Douglas Florian

Author of Insectlopedia

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About the Author

Douglas Florian, writer and illustrator of children's books, was born March 18, 1950 in New York City. He was educated at Queens College of the City University of New York, receiving a B.A. in 1973. He also attended the School of Visual Arts in 1976. His early work was as a political illustrator show more and cartoonist; he did many drawings for The New York Times and for the New Yorker magazine. More recently, his self-illustrated books include A Fisher, Beast Feast, and Bing Bang Boing. His illustrations have appeared in Freeing the Natural Voice (with Kristin Linklater), Dorothy O. Van Woerkom's Tit for Tat, and Thomas M. Cook and Robert A. Russell's Introduction to Management Science. Additionally, he has contributed more than 300 drawings to magazines and newspapers, including Travel and Leisure, Across the Board, and The Nation. Florian has received numerous awards including the Reading Magic Award from Parenting magazine in 1994 for Bing, Bang, Boing. He was the Books of Distinction finalist in the Hungry Mind Review for Bing Bang Boing. Beast Feast received the Gold Medal from the National Parenting Publications awards in 1994, the Lee Bennett Hopkins Award for Poetry in 1995, and Dinothesaurus was a Junior Library Guild Selection in 2010. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by Douglas Florian

Insectlopedia (1998) 902 copies, 53 reviews
Beast Feast (1994) 519 copies, 12 reviews
mammalabilia (2000) 473 copies, 27 reviews
A winter day (1987) 350 copies, 5 reviews
lizards, frogs, and polliwogs (2001) 314 copies, 26 reviews
in the swim (1997) 265 copies, 10 reviews
Laugh-eteria (1999) 258 copies, 11 reviews
Winter Eyes (1999) 211 copies, 27 reviews
I Love My Hat (2014) 204 copies, 7 reviews
Vegetable Garden (Voyager Books) (1991) 198 copies, 26 reviews
bow wow meow meow: it's rhyming cats and dogs (2003) 194 copies, 12 reviews
A Pig Is Big (2000) 192 copies, 19 reviews
Poetrees (2010) 180 copies, 40 reviews
Dinothesaurus: Prehistoric Poems and Paintings (2009) 156 copies, 18 reviews
Bing Bang Boing (1994) 143 copies, 3 reviews
Poem Runs: Baseball Poems (2012) 134 copies, 14 reviews
on the wing (1996) 133 copies, 6 reviews
Discovering Trees (1986) 132 copies, 1 review
Autumnblings (2003) 129 copies, 16 reviews
Monster Motel (1993) 112 copies, 6 reviews
A Beach Day (1990) 106 copies, 27 reviews
UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings (2012) 103 copies, 22 reviews
Poem-mobiles: Crazy Car Poems (2014) — Author — 95 copies, 12 reviews
Summersaults (2002) 85 copies, 17 reviews
An Auto Mechanic (How We Work) (1991) 80 copies, 2 reviews
The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits (2016) 74 copies, 10 reviews
A Bird Can Fly (1980) 72 copies, 15 reviews
zoo's who (2005) 69 copies, 11 reviews
omnibeasts: animal poems and paintings (2004) 65 copies, 3 reviews
How to Draw a Dragon (2015) 64 copies, 12 reviews
Handsprings (2006) 63 copies, 12 reviews
Poem Depot: Aisles of Smiles (2014) 49 copies, 7 reviews
Friends and Foes: Poems About Us All (2018) 47 copies, 10 reviews
Turtle Day (1989) 36 copies, 1 review
A Carpenter (1991) 35 copies, 18 reviews
Discovering Butterflies (1986) 33 copies, 2 reviews
Bath! Bath! Bath! (2018) 33 copies, 14 reviews
A Chef (How We Work) (1992) 31 copies, 5 reviews
The Curious Cares of Bears (2017) 29 copies, 5 reviews
City Street (1990) 28 copies, 3 reviews
Nature Walk (1989) 25 copies, 2 reviews
A Potter (1991) 24 copies, 4 reviews
A Year in the Country (1989) 24 copies, 2 reviews
A Fisher (How We Work) (1994) 21 copies, 2 reviews
At the Zoo (1992) 20 copies, 6 reviews
Play! Play! Play! (2018) 18 copies, 10 reviews
Pig and Cat Are Pals (2018) 18 copies, 4 reviews
Bears Are Big (Animals Play) (2017) 17 copies, 1 review
Ice! Poems About Polar Life (2020) 16 copies, 5 reviews
The City (1982) 14 copies
Zoobilations!: Animal Poems and Paintings (2022) 13 copies, 3 reviews
Brush! Brush! Brush! (2022) 13 copies
A Summer Day (1988) 13 copies, 2 reviews
Leap, Frog, Leap! (Animals Play) (2016) 11 copies, 3 reviews
A Painter (How We Work) (1993) 10 copies
Airplane ride (1984) 9 copies
Once I Was a Pollywog (Animals Play) (2016) 9 copies, 1 review
We Go to Shul (2021) 8 copies, 1 review
Shabbat Shalom! (2021) 7 copies, 2 reviews
See for Your Self (2005) 6 copies, 5 reviews
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Associated Works

Guys Write for Guys Read (2005) — Contributor — 778 copies, 13 reviews
The Art of Reading: Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF's 40th Anniversary (2005) — Contributor — 243 copies, 3 reviews
Guys Read: True Stories (2014) — Contributor — 187 copies, 2 reviews
Very Scary (1995) — Illustrator — 48 copies, 3 reviews
A Rumbly Tumbly Glittery Gritty Place (1993) — Illustrator — 19 copies
Tit for Tat (1977) — Illustrator — 11 copies, 1 review

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Collection of different poems that describe reptiles, animals that are part of the world.
 
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ArielaAA | 25 other reviews | Jun 11, 2024 |
This is a poetry collection that explores the lives of bears in various situations and habitats. Playful language and whimsical illustrations, It discusses the beauty of nature and encourage curiosity about the animal kingdom.
Age 3-5
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adrienneasaeli1222 | 4 other reviews | Jun 10, 2024 |
The book takes readers through a delightful summer day filled with car rides, splashing waves, kite sailing, sandcastle building, and the hunt for seashells and stones.
 
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chelle831 | 26 other reviews | Jun 10, 2024 |
In the book, a big pink pig travels around town, across a continent, and even through the universe, comparing himself to cows, cars, streets, neighborhoods, cities, and the Earth. The final comparison to the vastness of the universe emphasizes how everything else seems small in comparison.
 
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