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ISBN

9781467714648

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Millbrook Press

City

Minneapolis

Disciplines

Children's and Young Adult Literature | Early Childhood Education | Elementary Education

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

An Ambush of Tigers takes a fun and creative spin on the hard and often forgotten subject of collective nouns. Tracing various groups of animals—from an ambush of tigers to a raft of otters to a parcel of penguins—the book takes an artistic take on a difficult English grammar device. With rhyme schemes that harken back to Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham, the book does a superb job in creating a memorable and inventive story, while teaching children the intricacies of collective nouns. The vivid illustrations only enforce these aspects, with Jago’s images of penguins in a box, and bear detectives on the trail of a murder of crows, create unique and striking scenes. Regardless whether parents, librarians, or teachers use this book, it will undoubtedly ingrain collective nouns into the minds of children, and is highly recommended as a source of learning and fun. Jess Elder, Centennial Library Intern, Cedarville University.

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Review of <em> An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns </em> by Betsy R. Rosenthal

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