The Sweet and Sour Animal Book

The Sweet and Sour Animal Book

Langston Hughes ; Illustrations by Students of the Harlem School of the Arts ; Introduction by Ben Vareen ; Afterword by George P. Cunningham

Book - 1994
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A formerly lost manuscript by a noted writer of the Harlem Renaissance features twenty-six short poems about animals, one for each letter of the alphabet, and is accompanied by three-dimensional animal figures constructed by first, second, and third graders. UP.

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Twenty-six short poems about animals, one for each letter of the alphabet, illustrated by schoolchildren
Twenty-six short poems introduce animals for each letter of the alphabet, from Ape to Zebra.

Oxford University Press
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. Hughes also knows what makes children giggle:
What use
Is a goose
Except to quackle?

If a goose
Can't quackle
She's out of whackle.

The publication of a new manuscript by Langston Hughes is an important event in American literature. But when you add the fanciful three-dimensional animals built especially for this book by first and second graders from the Harlem School of the Arts, an introduction for children by entertainer and humanitarian Ben Vereen, and an afterword for older children and adults that delves into the work Hughes did for and with children, you have an instant classic. Oxford is proud to bring this new Hughes manuscript to life, and to share with children and adults alike the exhuberant, wise, and funny world of animals as seen by an American literary genius.

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
ISBN: 9780195091854
019509185X
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 21 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Harlem School of the Arts

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