Otus Opus - zoology poetry

An enclyclopedia in verse about strange and wonderful insects and small animals.

A thrilling collection of fact-based animal poems featuring over 30 cat-sized creatures and smaller: meercats, flying squirrels, sea snake, hedgehogs and bumblebees.  The factual texts are accompanied by exhilarating animal art. This stunningly different fact book has notions of Eric Carle’s illustration style and delicious madcap poems. The book has been published simultaneously in Finnish and in Swedish, the skilful translations of the poems are by Annika Sandelin. Each animal also comes with its own piece of music by classical guitarist Petri Kumela, the original edition is accompanied by an app to play the music.

 

An enclyclopedia in verse about strange and wonderful insects and small animals.

A thrilling collection of fact-based animal poems featuring over 30 cat-sized creatures and smaller: meercats, flying squirrels, sea snake, hedgehogs and bumblebees.  The factual texts are accompanied by exhilarating animal art. This stunningly different fact book has notions of Eric Carle’s illustration style and delicious madcap poems. The book has been published simultaneously in Finnish and in Swedish, the skilful translations of the poems are by Annika Sandelin. Each animal also comes with its own piece of music by classical guitarist Petri Kumela, the original edition is accompanied by an app to play the music.

 

info

  • Year of publication

    2020

  • Original title

    Otus Opus, Zoologipoesi

  • Page count

    64

  • Original publisher

    Otava & Förlaget M

Reviews

  • Rondo Classic Magazine, Finland

    "Kallasmaa's quirky illustration complements the album by Petri Kumela."

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