Last Laughs Animal Epitaphs

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Last Laughs Animal Epitaphs
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8+
Release Date
July 01, 2012
ISBN
978-1580892605
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Irony and wit permeate this darkly humorous collection in which each poem is the epitaph of a different animal. The pieces are grouped by animal type, and range in length from one to eighteen lines.

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Dark and Twisted Humor!
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4.5
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5.0
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4.0
This book is incredibly unique. It's a poetic and highly morbid book that children ages 7-10 will love. My 7 year old boy absolutely loved it, my 5 year old, not so much. I think my 7 year old was able to grasp the humor, while my 5 year old was just a bit too scared. I was also able to appreciate the dark humor in the epitaphs and loved it! So, this book is not for the young ones, and honestly my 7 year old is kind of young for it, I think, but like I mentioned he is able to grasp and understand the dark humor.

I think this book is one of a kind and definitely recommend it. I just think that it's definitely not for the little ones. The higher elementary school aged child (especially the boys) will love it though! The illustrations can also be a bit scary with pictures of the animals being sick, or even dying. Overall, I really enjoyed this book!
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