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 Tower of giraffes : animals in groups
 Author: Wright, Anna

 Publisher:  Charlesbridge (2015)

 Dewey: 590.14
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [26] p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 968666 ISBN: 9781580897075
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Animals -- Nomenclature (Popular)
 English language -- Collective nouns

Price: $22.56

Introduces young readers to some of the words we use to refer to animals in a group, including drove of pigs, romp of otters, ostentation of peacocks, tower of giraffes, and more.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 181542
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 6.30
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 67743

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 09/01/2015 Gr 1–3—Employing a clever combination of ink, watercolor, and collage (materials include fabric and feathers), Wright presents 16 examples of collective noun designations for different animals, such as a mischief of mice and a prickle of hedgehogs. Readers also learn a bit of information about each creature: for instance, within a drove of pigs, some will "sleep beside the same companion for many years." The charm of this book is the use of different media for the collages. The sheep's bodies are made of pieces of wool sweaters, while the penguins' bodies resemble upholstery fabric or decorative wallpaper designs. With tiny strokes of black ink, Wright has added details to each animal, creating whimsical and endearing facial expressions. Though Woop Studios' A Zeal of Zebras: An Alphabet of Collective Nouns (Chronicle, 2011) contains a lot more material, features equally enchanting artwork, and covers more creatures, Wright's title will also please young animal lovers. VERDICT A solid addition.—Maggie Chase, Boise State University, ID - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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