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The Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests

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Description

Beyond the high seas,
A-way to the east
Lies the Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests…

So begins this charming adventure that introduces us to a colourful cast of strange and silly creatures. Rich illustrations and delightful poems full of wry wit bring to life such confounding beasties as a juggling Millipus, a scatter-brained Two-Headed Mugwump, and more. Bailey Fort's picture book debut captures the heart and spirit of a host of unique characters with a lyrical cadence that makes it a pleasure to read aloud, for both kids and parents alike.
Welcome to the Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests.
A print edition is planned for future release. Learn more at bewunderingworld.com.

From Publishers Weekly

May 11, 2015 – First-time author-illustrator Fort imagines a land "Behind the high seas,/ A-way to the east," populated by hybrid creatures called Bewilderbeasts. In rhyming verse, she introduces 13 such animals one by one; "Jabberwocky"-style portmanteaus are many (the "snaggle-toofed bandersnoot" can't help but recall Carroll's "frumious bandersnatch") as are wordplay- and pun-driven creations like the "early-morning meadowsnark," a "mountain gloat," and the "red and ruffled liddigator," whose names all give clear clues as to their personalities. (Regarding the meadowsnark, Fort advises, "First thing in the morning/ She's sarcastic, rude, and bossy./ Approach instead at noon or night,/ For then, she's merely saucy.") Set against marbled skies, Fort's portraits of the animals resemble layered digital collages, the creatures reflecting a wide range of personalities and temperaments. The similarly structured poems can get repetitive, a feeling underlined by multiple mentions of the Bewilderbeasts' names ("I tried to ride a buffalope,/ It looked to be such fun./ I tried to ride a buffalope,/ Which perhaps I shouldn't have done"), but there's still plenty of amusement to be found in these pages. Ages 3 10. (BookLife)
The Bewundering World of Bewilderbeests
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Animals
  • Published: Mar 23, 2015
  • Publisher: Fortify Books
  • Seller: Bailey Fort
  • Print Length: 38 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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