Weather: Poems for All Seasons (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3)

Weather: Poems for All Seasons (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3)

by Lee Bennett Hopkins, Melanie Hall
     
 

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"From the catchy nonsense of X. J. Kennedy's 'Snowflake Souffle' to the simple, surprising imagery of Valerie Worth's 'Sun' to Hopkins's own onomatopoeic 'Thunder,' the short lines, satisfying rhyme, and physicalness of the words can lure beginning readers—and also younger listeners—to the joy of sounds that make sense."—BL.

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"From the catchy nonsense of X. J. Kennedy's 'Snowflake Souffle' to the simple, surprising imagery of Valerie Worth's 'Sun' to Hopkins's own onomatopoeic 'Thunder,' the short lines, satisfying rhyme, and physicalness of the words can lure beginning readers—and also younger listeners—to the joy of sounds that make sense."—BL.

Author Biography: Popular poet and anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins is one of today's foremost spokesmen for children's poetry. Along with many volumes of verse, he is the author of the professional title Pass the Poetry Please! Mr. Hopkins lives in Scarborough, New York.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Come and celebrate the seasons and all the variations weather brings in this breezy collection of poems. From the bright sun shining like a pancake stuck in the sky; to the wind blowing kites and clouds shaped like fluffy sheep, readers can revel in the warmth of spring and summer. Whether a walk in the warm rain, watching fog creep "on little cat feet" or scrunching snow and tasting icicles is more appealing, there are poems to suit all in this "An I Can Read Book."
Hazel Rochman
ger for reading aloud. Simple poetry is a natural way to introduce kids to reading. In this title in the fine I Can Read series, Hopkins' excellent choices are easily accessible in large type with a spacious design and brightly colored illustrations. From the catchy nonsense of X. J. Kennedy's "Snowflake Souffle" ("Bake it in an igloo / Throw it on a plate") to the simple, surprising imagery of Valerie Worth's "Sun" to Hopkins' own onomatopoeic "Thunder," the short lines, satisfying rhyme, and physicalness of the words can lure beginning readers--and also younger listeners--to the joy of sounds that make sense.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780606083546
Publisher:
San Val, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1995
Series:
I Can Read Book 3 Series
Pages:
63
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Grayness

Fog on the river
fog in the trees
gray mist moving
the golden leaves
Willow bending,
dancelike,
long arms trailing,
trancelike.
Gray morning
gray light
gray mist
gray night.

By Charlotte Zolotow

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