Reviews - What do customers think about Never Pull a Lion's Tail!: A collection of poetry and photographs about animasl of Africa For Sophisticated Children of all Ages?
a treasure! Sep 12, 2006
Who doesn't love a book about animals? In the rich photographic collection of Barry J. Freeman's book, "Never Pull a Lion's Tail," readers will delight in not only fantastic pictures but also personable poetry. Go on safari with Barry and enjoy the ride.
With poems that reach out in animalistic innocence and humanistic politics, the book is a well-rounded offering to all ages. Children will love the references to the lion cub's nervousness, the baboon's overeating and the zebra losing his stripes, while adults might find satisfaction in a poacher who gets his just desserts, and a pair of waterbucks that thwart danger by falling in love. Young folks interested in animal conservation will no doubt be inspired, and those who just love photos of nature or poetry in the rhythm and rhyme style will be compelled to settle down with the book.
Barry Freeman, having gone on four African safaris to observe and photograph animals in their natural habitats, shares his joy with the world. It is obvious that he loves animals and his delight in writing about them shows on every page. The book is a wonderful addition to any library and home collection. The photos are absolutely splendid. Barry shares credit with two of Africa's widely published photographers: Karl Ammann and David Pluth. This is Barry's first published work but I certainly hope that it isn't his last!
"Never Pull a Lion's Tail" is a treasure! Review by Heather Froeschl.