Poetry Friday is hosted today by Tabatha Yeatts: The Opposite of Indifference.
For Poetry Friday -- "Count me a rhyme: animal poems by the numbers" by Jane Yolen with photographs by Jason Stemple.
Yolen and Stemple produce another successful collaboration in this nature inspired counting book.
The numbers one through ten and the concept of many are treated to an inspired pairing of poetry and photographs of animals. Yolen incorporates a variety of forms that are fun and beg to be read aloud. Each number spread highlights related words and symbols for the number: roman numerals, ordinal numbers, octave, novena, etc. The photographs are beautiful and capture the animals in an easy-to-count format that ranges from subtle to dramatic in its presentation.