The Carnival of the Animals

Introduce children to poetry, classical music and art all at once with Camille Saint-Saën’s The Carnival of the Animals with new verses by Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by Mary GrandPré.  The rhymes are fun to read aloud, with wonderful words that sound perfect in rhyme.  First read through the poems once or twice, then look up the more advanced vocabulary.  A CD of the music is included with this book.

Elephants, tortoise, kangaroos and the cuckoo each get their own poems that incorporate animal facts in verse without sounding informational.  Oh, and there’s a chicken poem too.

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