Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 9
- Grade: k
You're guaranteed to giggle at the naughty capers of the critters.
About the authors
Tiffany Stone is a children’s poet and the author of two collections of rhyming poetry: Floyd the Flamingo and his Flock of Friends and Baad Animals. She has had poems published in children’s magazines, including Chirp, and is a contributing poet to And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems. Her poetry picture book, Rainbow Shoes, was a finalist for the 2013 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize. Tiffany lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and three children.
Christina Leist is a Vancouver-based children’s illustrator, writer and book designer. After graduating from the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden with a Bachelor (Honours) in Communications Design, she worked as an Art Director for several international advertising agencies. Her books featuring imaginative worlds for the young have received several award nominations and great recognition.
Baad AnimalsThe poems in this book are quirky and comical and encourage active listening. Young children love to move to the rhythm of poetry and to chime in with that final rhyming word. Especially if the poem is very silly. “If you Knew What the Gnu Knew” invites children to play with homonyms. How about emulating this poem with Hare/Heir/Hair or Bear/Bare or Horse/Hoarse? Is your class studying magnets? Use “Don’t Give a Magnet to an Elephant” to create a poem about all the things that might get stuck to a magnet. How about adding members to “Our Club” of animals with weird-sounding names as part of a science or geography unit? This book of poems invites children of all ages to play with words and images. It shows them that poetry can be fun.
Tiffany Stone also wrote Floyd the Flamingo and His Flock of Friends.
Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2007-2008.