Friday, December 19, 2014

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Buffy's Blog.

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.


Buffy Silverman said...

Sounds like a book I need to check out! Thanks for reviewing it.

Liz Steinglass said...

I will have to look for this!

Mary Lee said...

This looks like a great one for the wee ones!

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