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The Sweet and Sour Animal Book

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In 26 never-before-published short and wonderfully clever poems, Langston Hughes takes children through both the alphabet and the animal world. From Ape to Zebra--with bees, camels, fish, and even a unicorn in between--he paints a picture of each animal with just a few simple, but telling, words.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 195.58 x 248.92 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • illustrations (some colour)
  • 0195120302
  • 9780195120301
  • 784,380

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"From Ape to Zebra, the short poems reflect Hughes's childlike wonder as well as his sense of humor."--The New York Times Book Review"An enchanting edition.... Will delight children and endure as a unique tribute to Hughes."--Smithsonian"A marvelous union of graphics and text alight with color and whimsy.... Laugh-out-loud wonderful."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)"From Ape to Zebra, the short poems reflect Hughes's childlike wonder as well as his sense of humor."--The New York Times Book Review"A droll and dapper menagerie, celebrating in verse one creature for each letter of the alphabet.... An enchanting edition.... Will delight children and endure as a unique tribute to Hughes, a man not only noted for his genius but beloved for his humor and his humanity."--Smithsonian"A marvelous union of graphics and text, alight with color and whimsy.... Laugh-out-loud wonderful."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)show more

About Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (1902-1967) was one of the most versatile writers of the artistic movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. Though known primarily as a poet, he also wrote plays essays, novels, short stories, and books and poems for children.Ben Vereen has left his mark on the Broadway stage, concert circuit, and in film and television. He has also been widely honored for his humanitarian activities and work with young people.George P. Cunningham is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Brooklyn College.The Harlem School of the Arts provides instruction in music, dance, drama, and visual arts to more than 1,500 students every year. Many of the first, second, and third grade students who participated in this project are part ofOpportunities for Learning in the Arts, a program that offers arts instruction for public school students during the school day.show more

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38 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 42% (16)
4 34% (13)
3 16% (6)
2 5% (2)
1 3% (1)
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