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Children's Fiction Poetry (see Also Stories In Verse)

Baaaad Animals

by (author) Tiffany Stone

illustrated by Christina Leist

Tradewind Books
Initial publish date
Mar 2007
Poetry (see also Stories in Verse), Humorous Stories, General
Recommended Age
6 to 8
Recommended Grade
1 to 3
Recommended Reading age
6 to 8
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2007
    List Price

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You're guaranteed to giggle at the naughty capers of the critters in Tiffany Stone's second book of silly poems.

About the authors

Tiffany Stone is a children’s poet and the author of two collections of rhyming poetry: Floyd the Flamingo and his Flock of Friends and Baad Animals. She has had poems published in children’s magazines, including Chirp, and is a contributing poet to And the Crowd Goes Wild: A Global Gathering of Sports Poems. Her poetry picture book, Rainbow Shoes, was a finalist for the 2013 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize. Tiffany lives in Maple Ridge, BC, with her husband and three children.

Tiffany Stone's profile page

CHRISTINA LEIST is a Vancouver-based children’s illustrator, writer and book designer. After graduating from the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden with a Bachelor (Honours) in Communications Design, she worked as an Art Director for several international advertising agencies. Her books featuring imaginative worlds for the young have received several award nominations and great recognition.


Christina Leist's profile page


  • Commended, CCBC Our Choice Book

Editorial Reviews

“Even kids who say they don’t like poetry will change their minds when they read or hear this collection. Highly recommended.”

CM Magazine

Librarian Reviews

Baad Animals

The poems in this book are quirky and comical and encourage active listening. Young children love to move to the rhythm of poetry and to chime in with that final rhyming word. Especially if the poem is very silly. “If you Knew What the Gnu Knew” invites children to play with homonyms. How about emulating this poem with Hare/Heir/Hair or Bear/Bare or Horse/Hoarse? Is your class studying magnets? Use “Don’t Give a Magnet to an Elephant” to create a poem about all the things that might get stuck to a magnet. How about adding members to “Our Club” of animals with weird-sounding names as part of a science or geography unit? This book of poems invites children of all ages to play with words and images. It shows them that poetry can be fun.

Tiffany Stone also wrote Floyd the Flamingo and His Flock of Friends.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2007-2008.

Other titles by Tiffany Stone

Other titles by Christina Leist