Friday, October 26, 2012

Poetry Friday




Poetry Friday is hosted today  by  TeacherDance.

For Poetry Friday --  "Bees, snails, & peacock tail:patterns & shapes--naturally written by Betsy Franco and illustrated by Steve Jenkins.
 
Franco introduces her young readers to the natural world through poems that celebrate nature's geometry -- from the delicate artistry of a spider's web to the brilliant design of a male peacock's tail.  Her poetry often mimics the shapes as when the verse spirals like the snail shell she's describing.

Jenkins clever paper collages are perfect counterpoints to the text and beautifully rendered.
Additional scientific information on the various subjects of the poems is provided in an appendix.

1 comment:

Linda at teacherdance said...

Teaching students how to use their research points in a poem is not always easy, but this takes it a step forward not only to be poetic, but to actually share information. The book looks good! Thanks!

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