|aAnimal poems /|cValerie Worth ; pictures by Steve Jenkins.
|aNew York :|bFarrar Straus Giroux,|c2007.
|a1 v. (unpaged) :|bcol. ill. ;|c23 cm.
|aEach of the exquisite twenty-three poems in this posthumous collection by Valerie Worth carefully distinguishes one animal from all other creatures and captures it in all of its wonderful singularity - from wasp to snake to wren. The way Worth perfectly illuminates the uniqueness of each animal in her precise and elegant free verse will delight both fans of her celebrated Small Poems and readers encountering her poetry for the first time. Breathtakingly rich cut-paper illustrations by Steve Jenkins provide a perfect counterpoint to Worth's spare style, and together poetry and picture bring every animal vividly to life.