Friday, February 4, 2011

Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems

Cousins of Clouds. Tracie Vaughn Zimmer. Illustrated by Megan Halsey and Sean Addy. 2011. [February 2011] Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages. 

I enjoyed this poetry picture book by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer. I liked the combination of poetry with fact. How the author sprinkles interesting details and facts about African and Asian elephants throughout the book--in her prose and poetry. This collection has a nice variety to it as well--haiku, concrete, etc. Some poems are long; some quite short. The subject varies as well--focusing on both wild elephants and domesticated elephants (zoos, circuses, etc.) While you may not love every poem, I believe there is plenty here to satisfy readers!

© 2011 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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