Here's an unlikely combination of a book that promises to be filled with wiggly fun--poetry and bugs! This collection of poems is about all sorts of insects, from Japanese Beetles to Spiders, and is filled with witty rhymes and fascinating illustrations. There are also sections of factual information, which gives us trivia about certain species. A glossary and poety guide are included, explaining the different types of poems and the manner in which they're to be read. This book does contain a brief reference to evolution and millions of years. 45 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
A swarm of insects introduces readers to the joy of poetry. Witty poems describe how insects capture prey, trick predators, attract mates, and have managed to survive for 400 million years. Scientifically accurate information further explains bug behavior. Eye-catching linoleum-cut illustrations practically crawl across the pages.
Includes notes that explain 19 poetic forms and stylistic techniques plus a glossary of entomological terms.
Leslie Bulion has written poetry for her own enjoyment since fourth grade. She has been interested in science and nature for as long as she can remember. Leslie earned graduate degrees in Oceanography and Social Work, and worked as a medical social worker and school social worker. She wrote for parenting magazines and the internet when her two daughters were small, and has been writing stories for children since 1998. She is the author of Fatuma's New Cloth, winner of the 2003 Children's Africana Book Award for best picture book, as well as HEY THERE, STINK BUG!; TALL SHIPS FUN!; MISSING PIECES; and ONE PIECE AT A TIME. Leslie has also edited chapter books for the education market. Leslie lives in Durham, Connecticut with her husband, her two daughters, and her two big dogs.
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