Scranimals

by Jack Prelutsky and Peter Sís

“The HIPPOPOTAMUSHROOMS / Cannot wander very far. / How fortunate they’re... read more

“The HIPPOPOTAMUSHROOMS / Cannot wander very far. / How fortunate they’re satisfied / Precisely where they are.” Hippopotamuses and mushrooms might seem an unlikely combination, but they’re just part of the norm in this menagerie of amalgamated animals, fruits, and vegetables. From Bananaconda to radishark, these inhabitants of Scranimal Island haven’t been seen before, but one is unlikely to forget them once introduced. Peter Sís’s fine visual interpretation of Prelutsky’s verse adds to the quirky fun of this highly original work. (Ages 6-12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2003

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