Friday, August 15, 2014

Poetry Friday




Poetry Friday is hosted today by My Juicy Little Universe.

For Poetry Friday -- "Sea stars: saltwater poems" by Avis Harley with photographs by Margaret Butschler.

 


Harley's verses range from thoughtful and cautionary -- "Do not pollute/this pristine sea:/an anemone's enemies/are you and me" -- to playful as a crab shares: "A toe-pinching scrimmage/has damaged my image..."). Poems in a variety of forms: haiku, rhyming couplets, acrostic and more explore and celebrate the world beneath the waves and along the tidal shore. 

 
Butschler's photos are engaging and are a lovely reflection of the words. A delicate moon jellyfish, two starfish struggling with one another, an otter dining on a crab, fish, and whales are highlighted in words and pictures.

 
Author's notes at the back provide biological facts about each animal.

 

3 comments:

LInda Baie said...

It looks like a lovely book that I wouldn't have found had you not shared it. Thank you!

Karen Edmisten said...

It sounds delightful -- thanks!

Karen Ganon said...

This book looks like a lot of fun for kids (and their parents and teachers)! Thanks for sharing.

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