Peculiar Zoo

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Rainbow Morning Music Alternatives
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10.34 X 9.32 X 0.33 inches | 0.93 pounds
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About the Author
Barry Louis Polisar is an author, songwriter, poet, and story-teller for children who also writes songs and books for adults. He performs his songs on two different Grammy Award-winning albums and sings his song "All I Want is You" in the opening credits of the Academy Award winning movie Juno. Barry's songs are featured in television shows, feature films, and dozens of TV ads throughout the world. His books and poems have been translated into other languages and his songs have been recorded and performed by singers and musicians internationally. He has written songs for Sesame Street and The Weekly Reader and starred in a television show for children that won two Emmy awards. A five time Parents' Choice Award winner, Barry is a pioneer in the world of music for children. He has recorded and shared his songs, poems, stories, and books with audiences throughout the world and has performed at The White House, The Smithsonian, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He gives concerts and author visits in schools and performing art centers from Washington DC to Fairbanks, Alaska and was given a Special Library Recognition Award for his "ability to communicate with and excite children to read." His work has been featured on National Public Radio and written about in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, and People Magazine.
"Polisar fans will be delighted. His sly rhymes inform the reader even as they poke fun at their subjects"- Publishers Weekly
"This author/illustrator team has created a zany and definitely peculiar zoo book. Choosing 16 lesser-known animalssuch as the Okapi, Manatee and Solenodon, Clark has filled each large, double-page horizontal spread with ahumorous watercolor-and-ink depiction of an animal. Polisar's witty poems describe the unique characteristics ofeach creature. The verses are informative and thought-provoking, as well as funny. Ideal for group, individual andlap reading, this selection should spark interest in extinct and endangered animals and their habitats. A shortglossary gives concise facts about each animal." - School Library Journal
"If you're not familiar with Barry Polisar's enchanting yet loony brand of children's poetry, try his books. There'snothing sugary about Polisar's writing. Zany and sophisticated, Polisar's poetry is a great way to show the childinterested in poetry how much fun you can have writing verse. But it's also an education about the topic of hisrhymes." - First Coast Parent Magazine, Jacksonville, Florida