What colors do you see in nature - the green of a fern, the brown of a desert, the gray of a lifeless tree? Look closer. You'll find more than meets the eye. Is that a white flower, or a star that fell in the forest? Is that an orange sunset, or a piece of fruit that's ripe for eating? Is that a blue sky, or the slate on which a bird writes? In thirteen memorable poems, Jane Yolen takes you on a whimsical journey through Mother Nature's glorious landscape. Using Jason Stemple's dazzling photographs as a backdrop, Ms. Yolen paints her own vivid pictures that are both real and imagined.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.15(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Jane Yolen is the author of more than two hundred books for young readers and adults, including Dear Mother, Dear Daughter: Poems for Young People, which she co-authored with her daughter, Heidi E. Stemple. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts.
Jason Stemple, a free-lance photographer, provided the photographs for Horizons, Color Me a Rhyme, Once Upon Ice, Water Music, and Snow, Snowall poetry books for young people written by his mother, Jane Yolen. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.
Table of Contents
|A Note from the Author||7|
|Pink: A Haiku||19|
|Yellow: A Haiku||22|
|Two Red Haiku||24|
|Crayons: A Rainbow Poem||30|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Good photos and good poems combine to make this book a primer for personal creativity. With fresh visions of nature, and sophisticated poetry, this book is designed to inspire future writers.
These poems are perfect shared reading materials for emerging readers. They are also great jumping off points for young writers interested in writing on a theme or particular topic. I love Jane Yolen's imagery in these poems.
I will definitely use this book of nature poems in my classroom.
Excellent use of rhythm and rhyme in poetry. Good visualization and color descriptions. There is some wordplay in the book describing "biting the sunset sky and letting the orange juices run down my chin." Could be used as a text innovation. You could practice describing certain objects in the room with descriptive words and colors. Or you could use other senses to describe objects like their smell, taste, or feeling. There are also memorable quotes on each page of the book and gorgeous photographs. Students could take their own pictures and then use wordplay while using their senses to effectively describe their pictures.
Yolen, Jane. Color me a Rhyme.Honesdale, Pennsylvania: Wordsong, 2000. The most beautiful things about this book are the photographs from nature. Jane Yolen states in this book that she wanted to find colors in nature that would go with her poems. Her poems are a mixture of rhyming, free verse, and haiku. Each poem is filled with metaphors and imagery of objects that are associated with a color. Each page give the different words that are a variation of the color. For example, brown can also be coffee, tan, walnut, mahogany, and umber. Some of the poems were not that exciting but this is a good book to use when teaching children about colors in nature. Age group: 6-9 years.