Special Offer: Spend over $100 and get the Best of National Geographic v.5 for $20!     View Details >
  1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry

Save 20% when you buy 3 or more kids' books
$24.95

Price: $24.95

Item#:6301009

Qty: Available, ready to ship.





You May Also Like

"Out of a windless August night
A luna moth in ghostly light
Beat softly on my window screen
Tick-tick-ticking-all silver green.
She whispered secrets in my ear—
I am but a stranger here.
The stars are scrawled across the sky
By ghostwriters, the Moon and I.
You will not see me here tonight—
I have a thousand stars to write.”


What could be better than cuddling up with your child and this book on your lap and allowing your imaginations to soar with the words and images? Lovingly selected by U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis and paired with vibrant animal photography, this collection of poems is an exuberant celebration of the animal kingdom and a beautiful introduction to this genre of literature. Designed for family sharing but targeted to ages 4-8, this dynamic, fresh, yet still classic collection of animal poems is a must-have for the family bookshelf.


Featured poets include J. Patrick Lewis, Dorothy Aldis, Emily Dickinson, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Frost, Rudyard Kipling, Jack Prelutsky, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and many more.


Divided into chapters that group the poems by theme for extra resonance, the collection is a mix of old and new, classics, and never-before-published. A foreword from Lewis, sets the scene for helping children appreciate this gift of language and this visual feast for the eyes.


  • Ages 8-12
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • 1,200 color photographs
  • 9 1/8" x 11 29/32"
  • © 2012

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to understand (4)
  • Well written (4)
  • Rich resource (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Younger readers (5)
    • Gift (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Bookworm (4)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-5

    Back to top

     
    5.0

    My Favorite Book-a hit with gr. 5 kids

    By Teacher

    from Calgary Alberta, canada

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
    • Rich Resource
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Younger Readers

      Comments about National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry:

      Grade 5 classroom for poetry class and free reading

       
      5.0

      A true "must have" book!

      By Old Mama

      from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      About Me Bookworm

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Awesome Photographs
      • Deeply Informative
      • Easy To Understand
      • Rich Resource
      • Well Written
      • Wonderful Poetry

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Reference
        • Travel Reading
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry:

        Such a lovely book with bright colorful photographs. A must for every family library. I ordered this book for a birthday gift and now realize I need one of my own. Thank you National Geographic!

         
        5.0

        Gorgeous!

        By Tomihawk

        from Poulsbo, WA

        About Me Bookworm

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Incredible Photography
        • Nice Choice Of Poetry
        • Rich Resource
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry:

          I ordered two of these for two (unrelated) extremely bright five-year-olds for their birthday. They loved the bright, beautiful pictures. They will grow into the poetry and will be able to appreciate it for years to come. Their parents also love the pictures and poems and delight in reading and sharing with their children. I was mightily tempted to get a copy for my own three-score-and-ten-year-old self. NGeo's photography is simply the best!

           
          5.0

          This book is a gem.

          By She-Who-Tells -Stories

          from Pomfret,CT

          About Me Bookworm

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate Photos
          • Best Poets Included
          • Easy To Understand
          • Great Pictures
          • Holds Kids Attention
          • Keeps Parents Interest
          • Positive Message
          • Stimulates Imagination
          • Teaches Good Values
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Reference
            • Special Needs
            • Travel Reading
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry:

            I loved using the Ciardi poems in particular with my third graders. The great variety of wonderful authors combined with the beautiful and educational pictures make great 10 minute lessons even when working with first and second grade children in an Audubon After School program.

             
            4.0

            A beautiful volume. Very happy to add it

            By Nanma

            from Melbourne

            About Me Bookworm

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Understand
            • Great Pictures
            • Holds Kids Attention
            • Keeps Parents Interest
            • Positive Message
            • Stimulates Imagination

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gift
              • Great Bedtime Reading For
              • Older Readers
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry:

              Gift for grandchildren and a copy for my shelves too. Great to red to visiting children. Perhaps a bit big for little hands.

              Displaying reviews 1-5

              Back to top

              Other Products Related to National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry

              National Geographic Kids Amazing Animals DVD
              National Geographic Kids Amazing Animals DVD
              (Got it? Rate it.)
              Category: DVDs/Kids DVDs and Videos

              National Geographic combines friendly animated characters and amazing animals to create engaging stories preschoolers are sure to love. Features more than 2 hours of award-winning programming from Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies, Are We There Yet? World Adventure and Toot & Puddle.


              $11.95
              National Geographic Kids Fierce Animals Sticker Activity Book
              National Geographic Kids Fierce Animals Sticker Activity Book
              (Got it? Rate it.)
              Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

              An interactive book chock-full of cool, scary, freaky, outrageous, gross and fierce animals, this is the National Geographic Kids signature content in a sticker and activity book format. Packed with mazes, spelling and pattern games, drawing activities, and more, kids are sure to love these pages loaded with fun!


              $6.99
              National Geographic Readers: Saving Animal Babies
              National Geographic Readers: Saving Animal Babies
              (Got it? Rate it.)
              Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

              These heartwarming stories of animal babies, rescued and nursed back to health by humans, will pull at the heart strings and make kids realize there's a survivor inside all of us. This reader is illustrated with adorable photographs that document these animals' recoveries. The carefully written text guarantees a successful and rewarding reading experience for Level 1 readers.


              $3.99
              National Geographic Readers: Cutest Animals Collection
              National Geographic Readers: Cutest Animals Collection
              (Got it? Rate it.)
              Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

              Some have fuzzy fur or big adorable eyes, others love to cuddle, but all have the power to make you say "aww!" National Geographic Kids brings some of their reader's favorite cute animals in one convenient package. Roly-poly polar bears, waddling penguins, funny monkeys, and amazing animal babies are all adorable in their own way, and have won their way into kids' hearts all over the world. Fascinating animal information is accompanied by wonderful photographs to ensure that kids' natural curiosity is both satisfied and inspired. Includes both level 1 and level 2 readers.


              $7.99
              National Geographic Angry Birds Animal Showdown
              National Geographic Angry Birds Animal Showdown
              (Got it? Rate it.)
              Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

              A follow up to National Geographic Angry Birds, this book uncovers real-life showdowns, similar to the birds vs. pigs faceoff that fans of the game know and love. Nature can be beautiful, but it can also get angry! Explore the natural world with the Angry Birds and get to know the real showdowns in nature like lions vs. hyenas, venus fly trap vs. flies, and many more. This book looks at 50 of these examples from annoyed armadillos to furious felines.


              $13.95
              National Geographic Kids Chapters: Animal Friendship! Collection
              National Geographic Kids Chapters: Animal Friendship! Collection
              (Got it? Rate it.)
              Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

              Animals can be special friends—both to humans and to other animals. Readers will love every minute as they read these heartwarming—and completely true!—stories of animal friendships, including unlikely animal pairs, a National Geographic photographer's unexpected bond with a whale, and touching animal rescues. Filled with engaging photos, fast facts, and fascinating sidebars, readers won't want to put this book down. The collection includes the Best Friends Forever, The Whale Who Won Hearts, and Lucky Leopards Chapter Books.


              $14.99
              National Geographic Readers: Favorite Animals Collection
              National Geographic Readers: Favorite Animals Collection
              (Got it? Rate it.)
              Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

              Awesome, cool, and amazingly wild! Kids have voted and National Geographic is happy to deliver all their favorites in one convenient package with National Geographic Readers: Favorite Animals Collection. Playful pandas, jumping dolphins, beautiful ponies, and speedy cheetahs have been voted time and time again as kids' top favorite animals because they are some of the most wild and amazing animals on the planet. Young readers will love pouring over facts about some of their favorite creatures—sometimes with the intensity of full-fledged scientists! Enough fascinating information is accompanied by wonderful photographs to insure that kids' natural curiosity is both satisfied and inspired.


              $7.99
              National Geographic Kids Chapters: Animal Superstars
              National Geographic Kids Chapters: Animal Superstars
              (Got it? Rate it.)
              Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

              This entertaining and humorous chapter book features animals who can perform amazing acts like surfing, riding a skateboard, and playing a saxophone. These stories enchant readers and empower them to devour the more text-heavy "grown up" style of the book, while still keeping the story easily digestible for a hesitant reader.


              $5.99
              National Geographic Kids Cool Animals Sticker Activity Book
              National Geographic Kids Cool Animals Sticker Activity Book
              (Got it? Rate it.)
              Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

              Kids will love these fun-packed pages loaded with 1,000 stickers of cool animals such as lizards, sharks, tigers, and creepy crawlers. Perfect for road trips, plane rides, rainy afternoons, or just to keep in the backpack for sticker sharing with friends, kids won't be able to get enough of this sticker books! Packed with interactive games, spelling and pattern activities, drawing games, and more, parents will love this fun book that keeps kids entertained, engaged, and learning.


              $6.99
              National Geographic Kids Cutest Animals Sticker Activity Book
              National Geographic Kids Cutest Animals Sticker Activity Book
              (Got it? Rate it.)
              Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

              Kids will love these fun-packed pages loaded with 1,000 stickers of cute animals such as pandas, koalas, rabbits, kittens, puppies, and much more. Perfect for road trips, plane rides, rainy afternoons, or just to keep in the backpack for sticker sharing with friends, kids won't be able to get enough of this sticker books! Packed with interactive games, spelling and pattern activities, drawing games, and more, parents will love this fun book that keeps kids entertained, engaged, and learning.


              $6.99
              National Geographic Kids Awesome Animals
              National Geographic Kids Awesome Animals
              (Got it? Rate it.)
              Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Animals and Nature

              In this awesome poster and game book—the extension of a popular feature in National Geographic Kids magazine—youngsters get up close and personal with 11 of their favorite animals. Each spread features introductory information to animals like tigers, sea turtles, and wolves, and includes games, facts, and beautiful National Geographic pull-out posters. Kids will use these charming posters to decorate bedroom walls, brighten lockers, or share with friends. And their parents are sure to approve, because they view National Geographic as a reliable, trusted source of fun and learning.


              $9.95
              National Geographic Book of Peoples of the World
              National Geographic Book of Peoples of the World
              (Based on 2 reviews)
              Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/Culture and Religion

              A global tour of beliefs and traditions, this book will sweep you into more than 200 different cultures, showing you the remarkable diversity of humanity and our shared experiences. Spectacular photos and maps show how different cultures evolved, and examine the challenges they face.


              $40.00