SONG OF THE WATERBOATMAN AND OTHER POND POEMS by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Becky Prange
NATURE SINGING – SPRING, WINTER, SUMMER, FALL
Wetlands. Ponds. Seasons.
Food chains. Animals. Sidebars.
Facts. Collage. Poems.
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
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