Friday, July 30, 2010

Poetry Friday Roundup

Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted today by Irene Latham at her blog: Live, Love, Explore.

My offering is the Caldecott Honor Book Song of the Waterboatman and Other Pond Poems, written by Joyce Sidman and beautifully illustrated using woodcuts by Beckie Prange. This is a wonderful mix of poetic forms with science facts presented in prose sidebars with a glossary at the end. Sidman's eleven poems cover the four seasons in the life of a pond and it's creatures from spring peepers to a painted turtle's hibernation.

Friday's Famous First: Can you identify the title and author of this first line? "Long ago the Lord of the Sun sent the spark of life to earth."

1 comment:

Irene Latham said...

I love the blend of science and poetry... will check out! Thanks so much for sharing.

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