Book Review: A Place to Start a Family – Kidlit Poems – Cute, Creative and Informative!

A Place to Start a Family

Creatures that Build

By David L. Harrison

Illustrated by Giles Laroche

David L. Harrison has created beautiful poems to entertain and enlighten children and adults about animals, insects and birds and where they live. From the black-tailed prairie dog to the European paper wasp, each creature was spotlighted with their own poem describing their habitat and habits.

It is fun to read and informative.  Tucked next to beautiful illustrations, which make the creatures come to life, are nuggets of knowledge that I find fascinating. Did you know baby yellow garden spiders are the size of dust?  Or that King Cobras are the only serpents that makes a nest of leaves?

At the end of the book is a section of more information on each of the creatures featured in the book. There is a page for underground, land, water and air creatures as well as places to learn more about your favorites.

Harrison has published over ninety books for children. He has even had an elementary school named after him! You can find more of his work on his website: www.davidlharrison.com

If you are a fan of children’s books, writing and illustrating, you need to go to visit Kathy Temean’s blog or website. There are so many tips from this fabulous illustrator as well as frequent book give-aways you will learn something every day.  I want to thank Kathy Temean for all the the information she has shared and because I won this book from entering on her website  http://www.kathytemean.com/

If it wasn’t for Kathy I would never have known about this fabulous author and book. Now I cannot wait to read more of his treasures.

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