An Ambush of Tigers: A Wild Gathering of Collective Nouns
by Betsy Rosenthal, illustrated by Jago
Have you ever seen a pack of wolves have their suitcases packed for a trip , or a shiver of sharks wear hats and scarves to keep warm in the cold waters? How about a sleuth of bears, garbed as detectives, investigating a murder of crows? An Ambush of Tigers takes a variety of collective nouns used to describe animal groups, such as a leap of lizards, and couples rhyming text with whimsical illustrations to make an entertaining, yet educational, read.
I can see using this book as a read aloud with many different grades. For the younger grades, the humorous illustrations will keep them engaged and laughing! For slightly older groups, I can see using this as a read aloud followed by having them take an animal group name and creating their own illustration. A fun book with so many possibilities!