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An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns

by Betsy R. Rosenthal

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An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns
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An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns by Betsy R. Rosenthal

Have you ever heard of a prickle of porcupines? Or a tower of giraffes? What about a parcel of penguins? This fun-filled romp through the animal kingdom introduces collective nouns for animals through wordplay. Clever rhymes and humorous illustrations bring these collective nouns to life in funny ways, making it easy to remember which terms and animals go together. A glossary in the back matter offers further explanation of words used as collective nouns, such as sleuth meaning "detective."

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ISBN-13:
9781467714648
9781467714648
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2015
Series:
Millbrook Picture Books Series
Pages:
32
32
Sales rank:
235,148
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD900L
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years
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★ 03/09/2015
While several picture books have tackled collective nouns, Rosenthal and Jago’s collaboration stands out for the sheer inventiveness they bring to the subject. Rosenthal frames her rhymes as rhetorical questions that often make surprising (and wonderful) interspecies connections: “When a murder of crows/ leaves barely a trace,/ is a sleuth of bears/ hot on the case?” she writes as Jago pictures fedora-wearing bears snuffling around with magnifying glasses while crows flee, swirling past a luminous full moon. Witty delights abound as a shiver of sharks bundles up in winter knitwear and a bouquet of pheasants peers glumly out of a tall vase. Ages 5–9. Author’s agent: Karen Grencik, Red Fox Literary. Illustrator’s agent: Ronnie Herman, Herman Agency. (Apr.)

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