A new book by local poet Marjorie Maddox, just released by Pennsylvania publisher Wordsong, is all about the whimsical names for groups of animals. You know that a bunch of birds is a flock and an aggregation of fish is a school . . . but did you know that when reptiles slither together, it's a "rumba of rattlesnakes?" Maddox explains it all in amusing rhymes, accompanied by lively scratchboard drawings by local illustrator Philip Huber.
BookMark: A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry by Marjorie Maddox (Wordsong, 2008)
By KARLA SCHMIDT • April 2, 2008