What a fortunate pairing of author and artist—both Susan Ewing and Evon Zerbetz have a terrific sense of humor about Alaska wildlife. This book is just plain fun.
Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears
Art by Evon Zerbetz Poems by Susan Ewing
Published by Octopoda Press, 2012
Susan Ewing finds kid-pleasing peculiarities about the nature of northern animals in her doggerel verse. Fifteen featured animals include sea otter, moose, bear, snowshoe hare, salmon, dragonfly, eagle, wolf, frog, walrus, humpback whale, octopus, caribou, flying squirrel, and raven.
Lucky Hares has been praised as a fun introduction to poetry for kids, as well as for adults learning English. Naturalists in Alaska use it as an entertaining teaching guide to introduce Alaskan animals.
Ewing homes in on kid-pleasing peculiarities [and] Zerbetz’s eye-grabbing illustrations raise the energy level with their dynamic lines and vibrant composition.
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