The Waldorf Book of Animal Poetry

Edited by David Kennedy

Out of print

Quick Look

  • Over 400 poems by classic and modern authors
  • An ideal resource for Steiner-Waldorf teachers
  • A wonderful insight into the world of our animal friends

The biggest collection of animal poetry every published.

254 x 178 mm
Living Arts Books
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Story Books & Anthologies
384 pages
Publication date:
31 Oct 2013


Celebrate and honour our furred, feathered, and finned friends with the world's largest collection of animal poetry ever published.

The Waldorf Book of Animal Poetry brings the animals of the forests, mountains, jungles, deserts, rivers, seas, and even your own backgarden to life on every page.

An essential companion for teachers at every school-age.

Parents, children, and animal lovers alike will discover old favorites, make new friends, and revel in 425 animal poems by classic and modern authors.


'Lovely and refreshing! A little piece of magic your children will carry for a lifetime.'
-- Sharifa Oppenheimer, author of Heaven on Earth: A Handbook for Parents of Young Children

'A rich selection of poems for all ages.'
-- Douglas Gerwin, PhD

'From farms to forests, traditional to modern, this wonderful collection is a tremendous resource for inspiring ring times, finger games, puppetry, and storytelling.'
-- Janni Nicol

'A literary Noah's Ark. The quintessential qualities of the animal world brought into the heart of childhood through the words of poets.'
-- Eugene Schwartz


David Kennedy has been a Waldorf teacher for over 20 years. He is the founder of, the world's largest website for Waldorf education.

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