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SONG OF THE WATERBOATMAN AND OTHER POND POEMS by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Becky Prange

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NATURE SINGING – SPRING, WINTER, SUMMER, FALL

Wetlands. Ponds. Seasons.

Food chains. Animals. Sidebars.

Facts. Collage. Poems.

 

Nitty Gritty:

Childrens / Middle grade (ages 5 and up)
Poetry / reference / science text

Third person POV

Collection of eleven poems

Text and illustration combination

Collage of pond living

Factual sidebars

Seasons

Food chains

Whimsical

Visually harmonious between musically poetic text and colorful pictures (shifting from pastels to earth tones with the shifting seasonal arc)

Plot arc – changing seasons

Classroom use – science class unit on nature, animals, general pond life