BOOM! BELLOW! BLEAT! Animal Poems for Two or More Voices Perfect for Reading Aloud this Poetry Month

Honesdale, Pennsylvania December 2018 –  Discover BOOM! BELLOW! BLEAT! Animal Poems for Two or More Voices, a playful collection of poems peppered with an astounding variety of animal sounds.  Written by noted children’s poet Georgia Heard and illustrated by Aaron DeWitt, the book is ideal for schools, libraries or home and will be published by WordSong, the poetry imprint of Highlights, this March.

In the book, poems explore the myriad sounds animals make—from a frog’s jug-o-rum to a fish’s boom! to an elephant’s bark. Laced with humor, all are a delight to read aloud and cover all major classes of animals: mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects -- and even a crustacean! Extensive end notes provide more information on the animals and how and why they make the sounds they do.

The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books raves in a starred review: «“(H)ighly evocative…many poems include notes to further guide readers in maximizing the mimicry (and the fun). The result is an opportunity for some startlingly effective natural noises, lively poetry, and glorious chaos…DeWitt also offers some elegant and dramatic spreads… following in the estimable footsteps of Paul Fleischman, this work offers an irresistible invitation to its audience to join in the woooooooo, pzzzz pzzzz pzzzz, and peep of the natural world.”

BOOM! BELLOW! BLEAT! Animal Poems for Two or More Voices

WordSong * Written by Georgia Heard * Illustrated by Aaron DeWitt * Publication date March 12, 2019

978-1-62091-520-2 * $17.95 U.S./$23.95 CAN * Poetry * Ages 5 - 8 * Grades K - 3 * georgiaheard.com * aarondewitt.squarespace.com * boydsmillspress.com

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