Earth Verse: Haiku from the Ground Up
About the Book
Who would have thought that
seventeen syllables could
become earth science?
Earth Verse playfully encourages students and teachers to have fun by creatively combining science and language arts curricula.
“The combination of Walker’s tiny jewels of poetry and Grill’s oversize pictures will draw children into contemplating the natural wonders of the world.” (The Horn Book)
“A lovely melding of science and art, perfectly positioned for our age of STEAM.” (Booklist)
“The noted nonfiction writer turns from prose to poetry here in nearly thirty haiku about the planet Earth … The verses could … pique the interest of young scientists.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books)
“Poetry meets science in haiku on Earth’s geological makeup and seismic activity. Topics include fossils, earthquakes, glaciers, groundwater, minerals, volcanoes, and more. (“Molten magma stew/bubbles out of its hot pot,/chills into hard rock.”) … there are numerous uses for this book in classrooms and programs, inviting observation, discussion, and even creative expression from students … The book concludes with a nicely varied list of children’s titles for further reading … A quiet but valuable addition to STEM-related poetry collections, hand to teachers and curious students.” (School Library Journal)
written by Sally M. Walker
illustrated by William Grill
Candlewick Press, Feb 2018
48 pages, ages 7 and up
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