A Crash of Rhinos, A Party of Jays

A Crash of Rhinos, A Party of Jays

The Wacky Ways We Name Animal Groups

Book - 2006
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A madcap menagerie of animal group names.

They say that birds of a feather flock together. But who knew that bears in a group are called a sleuth? Eagle-eyed author Diane Swanson knew. In a book that's both funny and fascinating, Swanson explores 11 animals and the collective nouns that describe them.

Many terms are a perfect fit. A leap of leopards certainly evokes images of these acrobatic cats. And you can't help but look up to a tower of giraffes. But would you have guessed that many pheasants make up a bouquet? Other animal groupings include:

An army of caterpillars A pride of lions A bed of clams A raft of ducks A gang of elk

Each playful profile reveals a term's origins and describes the behavior and characteristics of the animal. Meanwhile, delightful illustrations capture the literal connection to each intriguing name. A Crash of Rhinos, A Party of Jays is sure to intrigue young animal enthusiasts and budding language lovers alike.

Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9781554510481
Branch Call Number: E 591.56 SWANSON
Characteristics: [23] p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Spencer, Mariko Ando


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