A Bale of Turtles
About the Book
In the animal world, each animal has its own name, but there are also names for groups of the same kind of animal—like a flock of sheep or a bale or turtles! There are special words for all kinds of animals; how many can you learn?
Whale families are called pods, but a group of whale friends is a gam. There are schools of dolphins and litters of puppies. On the farm, you might find a gaggle of geese, a trip of goats, or a drift of hogs. If you go to the woods, you could meet a sloth of bears or a skulk of foxes! And up in the air you could see a richness of ravens or a parliament of owls.
Entertaining and informative, this illustrated children’s book introduces nouns of assembly for animals in fun and colorful verse.
About the Author
Lee Clancey is a former teacher, business owner, and politician who is now retired. She and her husband, Jay, have three grown sons, and she wrote this book for her grandchildren.
Mary Rothermel is a working artist living in Seattle and specializing in oil paintings and landscapes. She holds a BFA from the University of Washington, has exhibited her work nationally, and has completed numerous commissions. Mary often collaborates with her husband and fellow artist, Tom Northington.