Beast Feast

Book Information
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Douglas Florian
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Year: 1994
ISBN: 9780152951788
Pages: 48

Beast Feast is just that—a plethora of fascinating facts about many different kinds of animals, and all in poetry! With fun, witty illustrations that bring each animal to life, Douglas Florian explores the life of Whales, Camels, Caterpillars, and Kiwis. What is a Rhea? Are Moles really blind? Beast Feast looks at these animals in a new perspective.

Douglas Florian has an incredible talent for creating poetry that is unique and instructive. Beast Feast is an excellent introduction to poetry for children as he uses a variety of spacing, rhythm, and rhyme to share interesting facts about different species. His illustrations are just as engaging with puns and hidden treasures in each. Children who love to read and learn about animals will want to add Beast Feast to their storybook collection.