|Wild in the streets|
Author: Singer, Marilyn
Lyrical poetry is presented alongside facts on the unusual animals who live in the world's cities.
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Booklist - 11/15/2019 Which animals share our urban world? How do creatures such as hyenas, river crabs, tree frogs, and storks survive in landscapes of concrete, storefronts, tall buildings, and subways? Multi-award winner Singer and illustrator Wright profile 20 animals who make their homes in global cities. Each animal receives a full description, in both poetry and nonfiction prose, with accompanying illustrations. Coyotes prowl in Chicago, possums dwell in Sydney’s attics, pythons slide through Singapore’s sewers, rhesus monkeys populate New Delhi, water monitor lizards hunt in the parks of Bangkok, wild boars forage in Berlin, and falcons nest atop the Empire State Building in New York City. But the most omnipresent city dweller? The pigeon! In her poems, Singer employs eight forms of poetry, elaborating on the different styles (which include haiku, cinquain, and sonnet) in the back matter. Wright’s detailed natural and textured full-page color illustrations capture people and animals sharing their environments. Further back matter includes a glossary and resources for further exploration. An excellent tool for classrooms exploring poetic forms, animal science, or both. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.