Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems Animal Poems

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-03-01
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
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Amy Gibson takes readers on a fun-filled, fact-packed, romping, stomping, soaring, twirling, growling, smiling animal adventure around the globe. As readers visit habitats ranging from the Arctic to the savanna, from the Amazon to the outback, they will meet an exciting variety of animals, some familiar (like the cheetah) and some maybe not-so-familiar (like the takin). Charming illustrations by Daniel Salmieri make this a must-have for anyone who loves animals, adventure, and laughing out loud.

Author Biography

Amy Gibson Amy Gibson lives in Northern California with her husband, three children, and the cat. A former teacher, she framed the entire school year as a trip around the world. She's only been to three continents so far, but she can dream. This is her first picture book. Daniel Salmieri Daniel Salmieri is the illustrator of THOSE DARN SQUIRRELS. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. This is his first picture book for Scholastic Press.


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