Words Are Like Faces

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Edith Baer's playful, yet thought provoking rhyming poem, coupled with Kyra Teis' colorful illustrations, captures the significance of words in everyday life. Although the couplets are easy to memorize and lucid, the underlying meaning conveys the role of language in building a human community, which connects, informs and nurtures through dialogue.

Rhyming text points out the many uses of words and the different emotions and ...

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Overview

Edith Baer's playful, yet thought provoking rhyming poem, coupled with Kyra Teis' colorful illustrations, captures the significance of words in everyday life. Although the couplets are easy to memorize and lucid, the underlying meaning conveys the role of language in building a human community, which connects, informs and nurtures through dialogue.

Rhyming text points out the many uses of words and the different emotions and concepts they can convey.

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Children's Literature - Mary Hynes-Berry
Classrooms looking for materials that will help build learning communities made up of diverse individuals will be glad to add this book to their collection. Edith Baer's text is a poem, with a rhyming couplet or quatrains on each spread. The title indicates the controlling metaphor—words like faces—or like the expressions on our faces—vary enormously. Moreover, the poem makes clear words like facial expressions have power. This book could become the vehicle for the social-emotional curriculum, embedded in a literacy lesson. After having them brainstorm examples from their own experiences of "Comforting words,/Like your very own bed" to words that are like "arrows, shot from a bow,/piercing and wounding wherever they go," children might be asked to write about an incident or draw their own picture. As it stands, Kyra Teis's illustrations do much to create the multi-cultural impact implicit in the poem. She pictures a rainbow of young children in brightly colored and distinctive paper collages. Reviewer: Mary Hynes-Berry
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781595726629
  • Publisher: Star Bright Books, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/15/2014
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,453,759
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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