Jeffry Glover, winner of a Robert Frost Foundation national poetry award and a top ten Outstanding Leader in Education award, creates delightful rhyming poems and tales in verse. He draws upon his experience as a school librarian, language arts teacher, book editor, and library games inventor to produce collections of verse that are in turn whimsical, humorous, heartwarming, serious, and fun to read. As a reading promotion and library products developer, his work has reached millions of children and adults on three continents to encourage reading and the use of libraries. In retirement he is publishing multiple volumes of poetry and rhyming tales that continue these endeavors.
This amusing collection of animal tales in rhyming verse features felines of all kinds, from pet cats to wild cats both real and fanciful, and a few beloved dogs. Meet a cat who needs encouragement to take a bath, a clever math-whiz cat, a sleepy cat dreaming of catching goldfish, a family pet named Maxie who rules the house matter-of-factly, a cat on the bank of the Nile who encounters a hungry crocodile, cats who think every day is Caturday, a catena of cats with catitude, plus tigers, lions, leopards, a lynx, and an ocelot more. With engaging characters, adventurous twists and turns, and whimsical wordplay, these poems will become pet family favorites to read aloud and treasure.
Middle grade through adult
Flesch Reading Ease Score: 91.3