Florian, D. 2003. Bow wow meow meow: It’s rhyming cats and dogs. NY: Harcourt Books.
These colorful poems introduce young readers to a wide variety of dog and cat breeds through rhyming poetry.
Quantitative Reading Level
Grade Level: 2.9
ATOS Book Level: 2.4
Interest Level: Lower Grades (LG K-3)
Qualitative Reading Analysis
- English/Language Arts
Content Area Standard
RL4 CCR Anchor Standard
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone
RL5 CCR Anchor Standard
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
RL10 CCR Anchor Standard
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Learning about poetic structure as well as animals through these poems. Learning onomatopoeia concepts through the poems in this book. Using these poems as a starting point for students to write their own poems about animals in their lives.
Links to Digital Content
- http://www.douglasflorian.com/ – Homepage of the author
- Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award