Children's Poet Laureate

A Little Book of Little Beasts

Simon & Schuster, 1973.

Illustrated by Peter Parnall.

These eighteen verses about moles and mice, shrews and raccoons and other little animals that inhabit the woods and fields make rhymes and rhythms and fine patterns on the page to delight all readers, both large and small. They evoke the essences of the creatures that children regard as familiars (and often, as friends), while elegant and mischievous pictures by Peter Parnall further enhance this small bestiary.

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