Creatures of the Earth, Sea, and Sky

Creatures of the Earth, Sea, and Sky

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by Georgia Heard, Jennifer Dewey
     
 

Creatures of land, water, and sky are featured here in short poems for early readers. Noted poet and educator Georgia Heard writes about baboons and bears, eagles and bats, dragonflies and frogs. Naturalist and illustrator Jennifer Dewey captures each animal in dramatic detail. The book is written and illustrated with a reverence for the natural world and for

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Creatures of land, water, and sky are featured here in short poems for early readers. Noted poet and educator Georgia Heard writes about baboons and bears, eagles and bats, dragonflies and frogs. Naturalist and illustrator Jennifer Dewey captures each animal in dramatic detail. The book is written and illustrated with a reverence for the natural world and for wildlife and will find an audience not only in children but in nature-lovers of all ages.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-- Simplicity is the key word to describe this slim collection of animal poems. There is nothing flashy here, no rhythmic roller coaster of rhyme. In these 17 poems, animals--from hummingbird to raccoon to frog--sing their simple songs with quiet eloquence. In Heard's graceful verses, an eagle is ``. . . a graceful kite with no string'' while a snake ``. . . changes its clothes . . . peeling down to its toes.'' There are a couple of poems for two voices, and there is a deep appreciation for the animals that are almost gone from this Earth. Dewey's soft, realistic watercolors are the perfect complement to the understated text. Although children will probably never clamor for this book, its stately content is accessible to them. While libraries with Fleischman's Joyful Noise (HarperCollins, 1988) and Carle's Animals Animals (Philomel, 1989) may pass it by, it is a fine, carefully crafted title that sparkles softly. --Amy Nunley, Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563976353
Publisher:
Highlights Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
226,786
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Georgia Heard has participated in Columbia University's Teachers College Writing Project, teaching writing to elementary school children within the New York City Public School System. She is the author of For the Good of the Earth and Sun, a book for educators on teaching poetry to children. She lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

Jennifer Owings Dewey has illustrated more than twelve books for children and adults, including Animal Architecture and The Secret Language of Snow. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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