E–book [Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems] â Joyce Sidman

  • Hardcover
  • 32
  • Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems
  • Joyce Sidman
  • English
  • 11 October 2020
  • 9780618135479

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FREE DOWNLOAD Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems Joyce Sidman Ý 0 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook R denizens from peepers to painted turtles duckweed to diving beetles lead secret and fascinating lives A uniue blend of whimsy science poetry and hand colored woodc. Song of the Water Boatmen and Other Pond PoemsWritten By Joyce SidmanIllustrated By Beckie PrangePublished By Houghton Mifflin Company NY NY 2005Approx Interest Level Grade 3 5This book is a great intermingling of poetry and nonfiction prose There are poems that go with various animalsThese poems take advantage of the illustrations and include varied formats that take advantage of rhythm format of the words and tone Most pages consist of one non fiction prose passage one poem and one illustration depicting the animal that each page exploresThe vivid illustrations enhance the look and feel of each poem as it describes certain traits of each animal The clever titles of the poems grab the attention of the reader There are varied formats and presentations that are used ranging from haiku poems to free verse poems Some poems and illustrations bleed into multiples pages which creates a long feeling such as when the author explores the depth of a pond In addition to the varied format for illustrations the poems are varied in length format and appearance to suit each setting and subject There are also two page illustrations that convey the setting at the beginning and end of the book Additionally there is a short glossary at the end of the book that defines some of the science terms included in the poetryThis book could be used to connect science and nature to language arts as well as students who enjoy nonfiction to a different genre of literature The poems are fun and light hearted which allows the reader to share in the detail and description of the subject Through these varied formats bright pictures and interesting facts about pond life readers will become engrossed and enthralled with each subject includedOverall this book is a great use of poetry and non fiction prose with illustrations that enhance each poem The differences in style and varied illustrations truly make this an interesting and new format for poetry and non fiction

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FREE DOWNLOAD Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems Joyce Sidman Ý 0 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Uts this Caldecott Honor winning collection invites us to take a closer look at our hidden ponds and wetlands Here is a celebration of their beauty and their myste. This book scores on all levels The poems are wonderful the illustrations are beautiful AND each poem is accompanied by informational text with facts about the featured creature The poems manage to include some of these factual bits as well as conveying interesting images of the insect or animal The combination of words and images takes us through the world of a pond The serenity of the still water the diving duck the darting dragonfly In Spring Splashdown the text leads our eyes to fall right down the page with the wood ducklings as they tumble from the nest for their first swim The ominous carnivorous diving beetle If it moves it is mine stares menacingly at us and breaks out of the illustration s frame In the Depths of the Summer Pond is part shape poem with the text drifting lower and lower across the page against the lush backdrop of the submerged commuity Closing with the passage of the seasons and a turtle digging into the mud for the winter the book holds an entire season of life within its covers For ages 8 10 although selected poems would work well as a read aloud for younger ages

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FREE DOWNLOAD Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems Joyce Sidman Ý 0 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook From spring’s first thaw to autumn’s chill the world of the pond is a dramatic place Though seemingly uiet ponds are teeming with life and full of surprises Thei. Illustrations very nice can see why this got a Caldecott Even make gross bugs look pretty while being accuratePoems snore The little dry factual descriptions at the sides were interesting than this feeble verse