Sunday, February 1, 2009

Aardvards and Zebras - Animal Names from A to Z

They’re compelling. They’re clever. They’re collective nouns! An Aarmory of Aardvarks, A Zeal of Zebras takes the reader on a lively tour of animal group names from A to Z, a fresh approach to collective nouns, presenting only the most unique and colorful groups. The group naming of beasts dates back to 15th century Medieval England when hunters needed to know the names of their quarry. Sidebars explain why wolves hunt in packs, how zebras protect themselves, and how far butterflies travel in the winter. The adventure begins with the letter A. An Aarmory of Aardvarks, shy and nocturnal, leads us to the letter B. A Brood of Jellyfish, fluid and transparent, floats across the page to the letter C. A Crash of Rhinos, with keen hearing and poor eyesight, charges their way to the letter D. A Drift of Swine, stout and thick skinned, wallows their way to the letter E. Letter by letter animals crash, flutter and quiver across the pages. Wait until you see what’s heating up with the letter X!

Deborah Ramos takes us on a tour of the animal kingdom from A to Z with lots of interesting information. I can't wait for her book to be published. Children will love it -- as will the children at heart!


  1. Thanks Nancy for letting me visit your blog. If anyone has questions I'll be happy to answer! It's a beautiful sunny and way too warm day here in Southern California.

    deborah ramos

    www.aarmory of

  2. This is such an interesting concept. It's great to introduce animals to children.


  3. Reading this book will be a mind-expanding experience for kids as they are introduced to fascinating facts about the animal kingdom, and informed about the naming of various species. Collectives nouns will never be the same to them!

  4. This sounds like a really fun book for kids.

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog, Deborah. I think your book is a winner! I love animals!