Friday, January 21, 2011

The poetry offers a light-hearted look at a variety of science topics ranging from the platypus to the periodic table collected in four sections: Earth and Space Sciences, Life Sciences, Chemistry, and Physics.
Shields introduces her work with a poem that begins: "Astronomers are starry-eyed, Botanists bloom around plants, Zoologists go ape over animals, Entomologists? Buggy for ants."
Thompson, well-known for his political cartoons and his Washington Post cartoon strip "Cul de Sac," brings humor and energy to the artwork.

Additional science facts and mnemonic devices are highlighted throughout the text.

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