Humans may have built towns and cities, but we aren’t the only ones who live in them. Given the smallest chance – a park, a garden, a window box; a basement, a subway tunnel, a bridge – wildlife manages to survive in the city.
Among colourful illustrated pages buzzing with city life and animal activity, you’ll discover the host of wild animals who live among humans: butterflies, bats, spiders, honeybees, coyotes and more. Each animal’s story is told through a short poem accompanied by an informational paragraph. Some poems are comical, some poignant, and all make the reader see the world in a different way.
After a rousing exploration of animal life, findÂ definitions of the various types of poetry forms used in the book: haiku, cinquain, sonnet, terza rima, villanelle, triolet, reverso, acrosticÂ and free verse.
Look around – you may discover neighbours you didn’t know you had!