August 18, 2010

An Egret’s Day by Jane Yolen

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 5:03 pm by suebe2

An Egret’s Day (AR 4 .9)
by Jane Yolen
Yolen combines poetry in various forms, from limericks to freestyle to haiku, with informational sidebars to tell readers (ages 9 – 12) all about Great Egrets.    Topics covered range from nesting to food and from grooming to interactions with mankind.
Photographer Jason Stemple provides the illustrations, each and every one a piece of art in itself.  The photos were so mesmerizing that I actually found myself studying them and then going back to read the poems.
This book would be an excellent choice for reluctant readers.  The text is spare and the photos are amazing.
This book is simply a must have for young nature lovers, especially those intent on wildlife preservation.

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