In the Wild by David Elliot and illustrated by Holly Meade A book of wood cut animal illustrations is accompanied by a poetic menangerie, which criss crosses continents, from Lions, to Kangaroos, Pandas to Polar Bears, and each animal has a ryhming poem of various length and style attached.  Rhyming poetry lends itelf to children’s lit, as you would already have surmised, so why not introduce children to the form of poetry as you read?  I do feel a bit sorry for the poor (splendid) rhino who probably deserves better than the description of ‘A horn stuck on a boot-like face,’, though! The poems range in tone and length, some are funny and glib, others are more reflective.  Your nature loving child will enjoy…