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.