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The Sweet and Sour Animal Book

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Newt
Newt, newt
What can you be?
Just
A salamander, child.
That's me!
In 26 never-before-published short and wonderfully clever poems, Langston Hughes takes children through both the alphabet and the animal world. From Ape to Zebra--with bees, camels, fish, and even a unicorn in between--he paints a picture of each animal with just a few simple, but telling, words. Hughe
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Hardcover, 48 pages
Published December 15th 1994 by Oxford University Press, USA
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Lynne
Jan 10, 2015 Lynne rated it really liked it
Langston Hughes is one of my favorite poets. Certainly there is nothing in here that is as profound as much of his best known poetry, but then it's meant to be a fun alphabet book for children using rhyme and poetry. I like the use of language and rhythm throughout. The other thing that made this book very interesting is the artwork which was created by children at the Harlem School of the Arts. All in all, I liked the book.
Pierre Arnette
The ABC book The Sweet and Sour Animal Book was written by Langston Hughes and the artwork was done by students from the Harlem School of Arts. This was a unique ABC book because every letter in the book represents an animal and every animal has a poem written by Langston Hughes. These were poems Hughes wrote specifically for this book. None of these poems have been published in any other volume of his works. Every poem is nice and short, and most are rather humorous, so children and even adults ...more
Lori
Feb 27, 2009 Lori rated it it was amazing
Shelves: catalog-1
Genre: Picture Book

Reading Level: K-4

Theme: Animals, Alphabet

Curricula Use: Read Aloud

Literary elements: Poetry

Text & Pictures: Incredible illustrations beautiful poetic text.

Summary: One of the finest and most prolific authors of our time, Langston Hughes' forgotten manuscript of alphabet and poetry was transformed by the incredibly talented students at Harlem School of the Arts.
Katy Pitrucha
Mar 05, 2015 Katy Pitrucha rated it it was amazing
An alphabet book about animals. The beautiful artwork that decorates the pages of this book was created by students at the Harlem School of Arts.
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Shelves: poetry, rhyme
a new favorite langston hughes
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Dec 25, 2015 Thompson rated it really liked it
A cute children's abc book filled with Langston Hughes' Ogden Nash style poems.
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Fun poems. The "illustrations" done by various children can be a bit odd.
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Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, short story writer, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "Harlem was in vogue."
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