Friday, January 14, 2011

Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted today by Laura Salas: Writing the World for Kids.

My selection is Science Verse written by Jon Scieszka with illustrations by Lane Smith.

When a teacher remarks that there is a poetry in science, one young student suddenly finds himself hearing everything as science verse.

Jon Scieszka strikes again with a book filled with laugh-out-loud parodies of well-known songs or famous poetry by Edgar Allan Poe, Lewis Carroll and others given a science turn. Robert Frost's classic morphs into "Astronaut Stopping by a Planet on a Snowy Evening." I'm a Little Teapot gets the Scieszka treatment as does Mary Had a Little Lamb. The verse is very clever and even more fun if you are already familiar with the original work.

Lane pulls out all the stops with rib-tickling success as he makes the assortment of science topics a visual feast that is easy to understand.


Mary Lee said...

My fourth graders LOVE this book! The cd is very popular during my classroom version of Poetry Friday!

laurasalas said...

This collection is genius! Evolution and Mary Had a... are two of my favorites in it!

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