My selection is "Joyful Noise: poems for two voices" written by Paul Fleischman and illustrated by Eric Beddows.
Paul Fleischman received the well-deserved Newbery Medal for this delightful collection of insect-themed verses. The poetry celebrates the unique world of insects -- fun, strange, and sometimes sad. The poems are designed to be read in tandem or alternating voices as illustrated with these first lines from his poem entitled GRASSHOPPERS.
Voice One Voice Two
Grasshoppers are Grasshoppers are
hatching out hatching out
Beddows' illustrations combine anatomical features reminiscent of a scientist's field journal with verse-inspired whimsy that is a visual treat.