Around the World on Eighty Legs

This is a fun book of poetry about animals around the world. It is filled with short, humorous poems that describe various animals, such as “Ocelot”

It may be true
that ocelot
has got
an awful lot
of spots

(an awful,
awful lot).

But please
don’t call them
polak dots.

There are pronouncing helps for many unfamiliar animals. There is also a “Menagerie of Facts” at the end of the book.

Review by Debbie Robinson, Arcadia Elem. School Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

Around the World on Eighty Legs
Written by Amy Gibson, Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri
Scholastic Press
56 pages
Release Date: March 1, 2011
ISBN: 9780439587556 (hardcover)

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