Boom! Bellow! Bleat!: Animal Poems for Two or More Voices

Boom! Bellow! Bleat!: Animal Poems for Two or More Voices


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This playful collection of poems—peppered with an astounding variety of animal sounds—is meant to be read aloud together.

These poems for two or more voices explore the myriad sounds animals make—from a frog's jug-o-rum to a fish's boom! to an elephant's bark. Laced with humor, the poems are a delight to read aloud and cover all major classes of animals: mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, insects, even a crustacean! Readers will learn how to estimate the temperature by counting a cricket's chirps and see how creatures make sounds at specific pitches and frequencies, so that they can be heard despite other noise around them. Extensive end notes provide more information on the animals and how and why they make the sounds they do. Written by noted children's poet Georgia Heard, this is an ideal collection for parents and children to share, or for a fun, interactive classroom read-aloud.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620915202
Publisher: Highlights
Publication date: 03/12/2019
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 210,998
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About the Author

Georgia Heard is the author of Creatures of Earth, Sea, and Sky: Animal Poems and has compiled several poetry anthologies for children, including The Arrow Finds Its Mark: A Book of Found Poems and Falling Down the Page: A Book of List Poems. A founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project with Lucy Calkins, she is also the author of multiple books on teaching writing. She lives in North Palm Beach, Florida. Visit her at

Aaron DeWitt is the illustrator of Dreaming of You by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and of several Hallmark children's books, including All the Ways I Love You by Theresa Trinder. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri. Visit him at

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