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Douglas Florian Bibliography

Bibliography Introduction

 

For the bibliography of Douglas Florian, I have selected a variety of books that will charm and engage readers of all ages.  The bibliography includes a wealth of poetic experience to ensure that Florian will become a favorite of children, parents, teachers, and librarians.  The work displayed in the bibliography encompasses a successful collection of poetry that displays his unique creativity and humor as both an artist and poet.  Many of the books include a series of lighthearted poems about animals in which Florian displays his significant skill of weaving factual information about an eclectic array of animals combined with whimsical fun.  The bibliography also includes a successful collection of books that celebrate the seasons throughout the year.  All of the books lend themselves naturally to being used in the classroom or library and reveal a variety of poetic techniques for children to delight in time and time again.  Each of the books demonstrates that reading can be fun and may even inspire children to write their own poetry. This collection of books by Douglas Florian includes something for everyone.  You will spend countless hours laughing and enjoying the stunning illustrations that accompany each of the poems.  

 

 

Bibliography for Douglas Florian

 

Florian, Douglas. 2003. AUTUMNBLINGS: POEMS AND PAINTINGS. New York:

     Greenwillow Books. ISBN: 0060092793.  A collection of poems that portray

     the essence of the season between summer and winter.

 

Florian, Douglas. 1998. BEAST FEAST: POEMS AND PAINTINGS. San Diego:

     Harcourt Brace, Inc. ISBN: 0152017372. A collection of humorous poems

     about such animals as the walrus, anteater, and boa.

 

Florian, Douglas. 1994. BING BANG BOING: POEMS AND DRAWINGS. San

     Diego: Harcourt Brace, Inc. ISBN: 0152337709. An illustrated collection of

     more than 150 nonsense verses.

 

Florian, Douglas. 2003. BOW WOW MEOW MEOW: IT’S RHYMING CATS AND

     DOGS. San Diego: Harcourt, Inc. ISBN: 0152163956. Twenty-one poems and

     paintings about our favorite animals.

 

Florian, Douglas. 1998. INSECTLOPEDIA: POEMS AND PAINTINGS. San

     Diego: Harcourt Brace & Company. ISBN: 0152013067. This book presents

     twenty-one short poems about such insects as the inchworm, termite, cricket,

     and mayfly.

 

Florian, Douglas. 2001. LAUGH-ETERIA. New York: Scholastic. ISBN:

     0439234727. Poems that capture the comical essence of things and events

     in a child’s world.

 

Florian, Douglas. 2001. LIZARDS, FROGS, AND POLLIWOGS: POEMS AND

     PAINTINGS. San Diego: Harcourt, Inc. ISBN: 015202591X. A collection of

     humorous poems about such reptiles and amphibians as the glass frog, the

     gecko, and the rattlesnake.

 

Florian, Douglas. 1993. MONSTER MOTEL: POEMS AND PAINTINGS. San

     Diego: Harcourt Brace & Jovanovich. ISBN: 0152553207. A collection of

     poems introducing the monstrous dwellers of the horribly horrid Monster

     Motel.

 

Florian, Douglas. 1996. ON THE WINGS: BIRD POEMS AND PAINTINGS.

     San Diego: Harcourt Brace. ISBN: 0152004971. A collection of poems about

     such birds as the emperor penguin, rhinoceros hornbill, and whooping crane.

 

Florian, Douglas. 2002. SUMMERSAULTS: POEMS AND PAINTINGS. New

     York: Greenwillow Books. ISBN: 0060292687. A collection of poems and

     paintings about the joys of summer.

 

 

Florian, Douglas. 1999. WINTER EYES: POEMS AND PAINTINGS. New York:

     Greenwillow Books. ISBN: A collection of poems abut winter, including “Sled,”

     “Icicles,” and “Ice Fishing.”

 

Florian, Douglas. 2005. ZOO’S WHO: POEMS AND PAINTINGS. San Diego:

     Harcourt. ISBN: 0152046399. Presents an illustrated collection of animal

     poems for children.

 

 

For Teachers:

 

Florian, Douglas. 2003. TEACHING WITH RIB-TICKLING POETRY OF

     DOUGLAS FLORIAN. New York: Scholastic. ISBN: 0439199409.

     “Dozens of poems with instant activities that build skills in grammar,

     vocabulary, elaboration, and more.”

 

 

 

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