Monday, December 16, 2013

Forest has a Song

VanDerwater, Amy L, and Robbin Gourley. Forest Has a Song: Poems. Boston: Clarion Books, 2013.

This story is composed of poems about nature, specifically in the forest. The writing style has a lot of figurative language such as alliteration, similes, metaphors, and repetition. An example of repetition is
I found one.
It's plump."
There is transitions in punctuation as well as exploring emotions in context. The illustrations are colorful and painted with watercolors. The scenes are all nicely and cohesively set in nature.

I loved the poems in this book! They did a great job at capturing parts of nature. Children would enjoy hearing a story in a different way - poems! This book would fit nicely with Language Arts lessons and help jump start students' imaginations for their own poems. Children will relate to how nature is described in the poems and gain a new perspective. 

Reviewer: EmKAsh

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