Imaginary Menagerie: A Book of Curious Creatures

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Imaginary Menagerie A Book of Curious Creatures Viral Ebook I was largely indifferent to the poems but quite liked the illustrations especially the decorative capitals I appreciate how Paschkis tr

Imaginary Menagerie: A Book of Curious Creatures Viral Ebook I was largely indifferent to the poems, but quite liked the illustrations, especially the decorative capitals. I appreciate how Paschkis tried to incorporate stylistic elements from the cultures which produced the different mythical beasts. . Who is half gallop, half walk Who can turn you to stone with one look Whose voice do you hear in the splash on the shore Centaurs, mermaids, and other curious creatures populate these wondrous poems and paintings, inspired by a mythological world full of imagination and mystery Includes end notes about cultures and legends.. Good Kindle Imaginary Menagerie: A Book of Curious Creatures Would give it 3.5 stars if half stars were available. Instead, I rounded up. My daughter and I loved the book Yellow Elephant, which was also done by this author and illustrator pair. So, when we returned it to the library, I asked if they had anything else that was similar (free verse, nice illustrations, poems that aren't terribly long) and the librarian found this volume. It has the same general layout as the first book. A poem on one page and a vibrant illustration on the facing page. This one has 14 poems, which is a nice number for a young child. However, I found that the language wasn't quite as rich and varied as Yellow Elephant had been. It was still much more interesting than most of the cutesy rhyming verse I encounter in children's poetry... it just didn't resonate in the same way. Unfortunately, I went into this with high expectations--I think if I hadn't, I might have liked it better.

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  • I was largely indifferent to the poems, but quite liked the illustrations, especially the decorative capitals I appreciate how Paschkis tried to incorporate stylistic elements from the cultures which produced the different mythical beasts.


  • Would give it 3.5 stars if half stars were available Instead, I rounded up My daughter and I loved the book Yellow Elephant, which was also done by this author and illustrator pair So, when we returned it to the library, I asked if they had anything else that was similar free verse, nice illustrations, poems that aren t terribly long and the librarian found this volume It has the same general layout as the first book A poem on one page and a vibrant illustration on the facing page This one has 1 [...]


  • The poems are simple, easy to read, but don t really distinguish themselves from one another, and while some of the pictures are truly beautiful, others are rather lackluster I d also hoped the book would use the poems as a starting point and then elaborate fully on the nature of the creatures, but the notes on each were limited to a brief sentence or two and, in several instances, didn t explain anything than the creature s location of origin.


  • The only poem I didn t like in this book was the one about trolls I like the way she uses words, and her choice of creatures from a variety of different cultures around the world I must read of her poetry


  • Some books are about the words, and some are about the pictures but this is a weaving of both I ll admit the paintings are what drew me to this selection and the fact that I love mythological creatures On the left you have the poem and she doesn t stick with any specific format but flexes with variety The paintings are on the right and though the aesthetic is consistent there is still great range The poems are fairly simple providing a basic idea of the creatures and if clarification is needed t [...]


  • This book of poetry presents mythical creatures from around the world The poems are concentrated They are rich with imagery, onomatopoeia, and repetition Many speak to the reader in the first or second person The paintings are bold, bright, and beautiful The book begins with contents, and concludes with a page of additional information about the mythical creatures featured within the text This book was written so that elementary school readers could comprehend the prose, but it would be appropri [...]


  • Exploring magical creatures from mermaids to phoenix with brilliant illustrations remind me of illuminated manuscripts , this book is good fun I can easily see teachers using it as a jumpstart for poety workshops the poetry is accessible and yet evocative, full of warnings and wonder from Trolls Troll arms will grab you and put you in a pot in with the turnips and the dung and the spuds, in with the beetles and thistles from the ditch A full page glossary in the back rounds it all out.


  • Imaginary Menagerie a Book of Curious Creatures is a picture poem book for readers in 2nd 5th grade It includes 14 different poems about mythological figures Some of these creatures include mermaids, centaurs, trolls, dragons, and gargoyles The layout is clean and well organized On every other page there is a poem about the creature and on the other page there is a beautiful painting of it Most of the poems are free verse This book is well illustrated, nicely written, and easy to read.


  • Best for kids ages 6 and up.Early Literacy Skills Vocabulary, Phonological Awareness, Narrative SkillsFrom cover Who is half gallop, half walk Who can turn you to stone with one look Whose voice do you hear in the splash on the shore Beautiful illustration of some of the most well known mythological creatures Each illustration is paired up with a cute and easy to read poem that will make remembering this book easy.


  • The bright and colorful illustrations in this book depict fanciful creatures and each is accompanied by a poem Some of these creatures will be familiar to children, such as trolls and mermaids, while others will be new to them or even their parents and teachers such as the cockatrice and naga The pictures are truly the highlight of this book.Picture book, fantasy, poetry.


  • Really nice poems about each imaginary creature I even learned a couple new ones myself The paintings from local Seattle artist, Julie Paschkis, are breathtaking They are richly detailed with lots of things for little eyes to look for The paintings for the Firebird and the Will o the Wisp are my favorites and are so beautiful, I d love to have framed prints of them.


  • For me, 3 1 2 stars hard to verbalize why it wasn t my favorite, but it was solidly a good book and a worthwhile read better than most of my 3 star books.2010 Beehive Award Nominee children s lit assoc of utah.


  • I absolutely love all the poems and the little explanation at the end of the book is great BUT the flat less than lustrous and sometimes too busy illustrations lessened my enjoyment What a shame


  • A book of poems about legendary creatures such as the dragon, hobgoglins, the phoenix, and The illustrations were beautiful, the poems were so so The students voted Loved it 190, Liked it 28, Didn t like it 17.


  • If you know me, you know I really don t like poetry all that much I have the one or two books that meant a lot when I was a kid but really I prefer the story This book did a great job though of introducing the mythological creatures that I love in a nice rhyming format Not too bad Grades 4




  • This was a fascinating introduction to mythical creatures from different cultures The poetic language was musical capturing the unique essence of these creatures.






  • Even better than Yellow Elephant, which my family really enjoyed While the poems are simple in structure, there s always at least one memorable metaphor or rhyme that arrests the attention.





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