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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. HugheNewt 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....

Title : The Sweet and Sour Animal Book
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ISBN : 9780195091854
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
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The Sweet and Sour Animal Book Reviews

  • Pierre Arnette
    2019-05-27 05:47

    The ABC book The Sweet and Sour Animal Book was written by Langston Hughes and the artwork was done by students from the Harlem School of Arts. This was a unique ABC book because every letter in the book represents an animal and every animal has a poem written by Langston Hughes. These were poems Hughes wrote specifically for this book. None of these poems have been published in any other volume of his works. Every poem is nice and short, and most are rather humorous, so children and even adults will enjoy them. The artwork that the children did for this book is also very interesting. They used various methods to depict the animals in the book. Some were made from clay, some were made from paper mache, and some were paintings that children had drawn. I also like that every child that contributed artwork to the book was acknowledged in the back of the book. This book would be a good choice for teachers to introduce young children in 3rd to 4th grade to the poetry of Langston Hughes.Teachers ought to have young children read this book because not only does it help with ABC’s, but it also introduces them to the poetry of Langston Hughes. Even though these poems are short, they do reflect the way that Hughes wrote most of his poetry. Also, teachers can also use this book to get their children into art because all of the artwork was done by children. This book can be used in a variety of ways, and not many books can say that, but this one certainly can.

  • Lynne
    2019-04-28 23:58

    Langston Hughes is one of my favorite poets. Certainly there is nothing in here that is as profound as much of his best known poetry, but then it's meant to be a fun alphabet book for children using rhyme and poetry. I like the use of language and rhythm throughout. The other thing that made this book very interesting is the artwork which was created by children at the Harlem School of the Arts. All in all, I liked the book.

  • Hans Ostrom
    2019-05-02 04:58

    Charming.

  • Lori
    2019-05-04 05:45

    Genre: Picture BookReading Level: K-4Theme: Animals, AlphabetCurricula Use: Read AloudLiterary elements: PoetryText & Pictures: Incredible illustrations beautiful poetic text.Summary: One of the finest and most prolific authors of our time, Langston Hughes' forgotten manuscript of alphabet and poetry was transformed by the incredibly talented students at Harlem School of the Arts.

  • Katy Pitrucha
    2019-05-02 04:33

    An alphabet book about animals. The beautiful artwork that decorates the pages of this book was created by students at the Harlem School of Arts.

  • Jim
    2019-05-20 01:42

    a new favorite langston hughes

  • Thompson
    2019-05-15 23:32

    A cute children's abc book filled with Langston Hughes' Ogden Nash style poems.