Creatures, Critters, Beasts and Varmints, (A Poetic Guide to Ozark Wildlife) is a theme based poetry collection featuring humor and science. Children will appreciate the surprise and wordplay and teachers are sure to approve of the science content. Do evil chickens lay deviled eggs? What should you eat at the Roadkill Caf ? These questions and others are answered in this lively collection. CCBV offers 32 wildlife poems, 31 animal facts along with 32 additional poems about various topics to reach reluctant readers (64 poems total). It also has 25 poetry tips with direct examples to encourage students to compose their own verse.