NEST, NOOK, AND CRANNY SUSAN BLACKABY ILLUSTRATED BY JAMIE HOGAN

NEST, NOOK, AND CRANNY
NEST, NOOK, AND CRANNY
Item# ISBN 978-1580893503
$15.95

This lively poetry collection pairs verse about animals with black-and-white drawings of creatures in their natural habitats. From sea to desert to wetland and forest, the various settings, accompanied by notes on nature, will grab young conservationists. The discussion of poetic forms may be too detailed for many grade-school readers, but the poems and informal explanations about cinquains, sonnets, triolets, villanelles, and many more show how taut form can intensify meaning, while the examples of onomatopoeia demonstrate how much fun sounds can be to read aloud: “Ducks Quack! Quack! are careful when they choose / A marshy place Quack! Quack! to raise their broods.” Teachers will welcome the extensive final notes on animal habitats and poetic forms for science and creative-writing classes. Hardcover 49 pages