Beast Feast

Bibliographic Information: Florian, D. (1994). Beast Feast. New York: Harcourt Brace.

Brief Annotation: This book is a compilation of short poems and paintings about different animals, such as a walrus, bats, grasshoppers, a kiwi, and an armadillo.

Genre: Poetry

Grade Level: 3-6

Readers who will like this: Children who like poetry; children who like animals.

Rating/Response: 4 I thought this book was a great read! The poems are very descriptive and the paintings represent the poems very well.  I even learned a few new things about the animals from the poems while reading!

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Looking at the cover and title, what do you think this book will be about? Why?

Reading Strategy: Visualization

Rationale for Strategy: This book would be great for visualization because many of the poems are very descriptive and lend themselves to creating images in the mind.  Students could draw what they see in their minds as the teacher reads the poems.

Posted by: Jenna Bosch


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