Consider the Lemming

by Jeanne Steig

Hardcover, 1988



Call number

811.54 Ste

Call number

811.54 Ste

Local notes

811.54 St




Farrar Straus & Giroux (J) (1988), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 46 pages


A lighthearted verse tour of the animal kingdom offers a glimpse of the characteristics and eccentricities of its creatures, both wild and domestic.


Physical description

46 p.; 8.6 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member derbygirl
(easy, poetry) This is a collaborative effort between William and Jeanne Steig. I had not been aware before finding this book that William Steig's wife was even involved in the field of children's literature. William Steig does the illustrations. The book is a compilation of poems that focus on a
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variety of animals in the animal kingdom all the way up to a poem on man in the last page. Some of the words may be too advanced for young readers, but it would make for a good vocabulary expanding exersize. A fun activity would be to pick an animal that is not in the book and try to make a poem about it, or at the very least have children list that animal's attributes.
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LibraryThing member claire.cavell
Poems about domestic, wild, and magical animals. Uses humor and stereotype.




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