Wild Poems to Read Aloud
- Publication Date: April 1, 2004
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 8 1⁄2 x 10 1⁄2
- ISBN: 978-0-8109-4841-9
- Page Count: 36
A rollicking follow-up to the award-winning Animal Trunk. Charles Ghigna guides young readers to make delightful discoveries about the amazing world of animals with his unique, humorous verse. Chock full of puns ("I'm Not Lion"), wordplay ("Ducks Quack Me Up"), and more, the poems, and the cast of critters that cavorts in each one, are brought boldly to life by John Speirs's hilarious artwork. Perfect for reading aloud, Animal Tracks is a playful way to enhance learning about language as well as a charming way to introduce animals. This collection is a winning combination of facts, fantasy, fun, fur and feathers—perfect for reading aloud—provided you can stop giggling long enough!
About the author
Charles Ghigna, known as "Father Goose," has published over 30 books of poetry for children and adults and has received numerous awards for his work. A former poetry editor of The English Journal for the National Council of Teachers of English, he currently speaks around the world promoting an appreciation for children's literature. He lives in Homewood, Alabama. John Speirs has illustrated numerous children's books, including Abrams' The Little Boy's Christmas Gift. His work has been exhibited with the England-based Royal Society of Portrait Painters and Fine Arts Society. He lives in Richmond, England.