Winter Bees & Other Poems of the Cold

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The winter is quiet and deep, cushioned by snow, frozen and icy. But there are living things—moose and birds and snakes and bees and beavers and trees—all surviving in different ways. Joyce Sidman has created a collection of poems about trees, snow, and creatures that are both beautiful and authentic. Often speaking in the voice of the subject, these poems take a variety of forms to interest young readers and listeners. Each poem is accompanied by information about the subject of the poem that gives an explanation of the subject, its environment, habits, etc. Curious young minds will be grateful for this extra information, but it will also likely engender questions and more love of nature and learning. Linoleum cut prints by Rick Allen have an icy look to them and are stunning in their beauty. While there is no poem about a fox in the book, a smiling bright-orange fox visits many of the spreads in the book bringing a sense of fun to the illustrations, a sense of fun that is already apparent in the poems. This book is a must have for any fans of children’s poetry, excellent and creative illustration, or books on nature.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2014-Nov-04
ISBN 9780547906508 Buy this Book
Issue November 2014
Category Children's


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