Monday, May 19, 2008

17 kings and 42 elephants (h.c.a. #1)

maragaret mahy, hans christian award author winner, created a fantastic poem which is perfectly complimented by patricia maccarthy's water color illustrations. the rhythmic poem follows 17 kings and 42 elephants as they trek through the jungle on a rainy night. mahy's imagery, coupled with her nonsense words cracked me up and my four year old daughter laughed out loud at crocodiles "rough as rocodiles" and elepahants with "baggy ears like umbrellaphants." it is impossible not to chant this one. i loved it.

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