Forest Has a Song: Poems

Forest Has a Song: Poems

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Overview

A spider is a “never-tangling dangling spinner / knitting angles, trapping dinner.” A tree frog proposes, “Marry me. Please marry me… / Pick me now. / Make me your choice. / I’m one great frog / with one strong voice.” VanDerwater lets the denizens of the forest speak for themselves in twenty-six lighthearted, easy-to-read poems. As she observes, “Silence in Forest / never lasts long. / Melody / is everywhere / mixing in / with piney air. / Forest has a song.” The graceful, appealing watercolor illustrations perfectly suit these charming poems that invite young readers into the woodland world at every season.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618843497
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 03/26/2013
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 375,080
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author


Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s poems have appeared in magazines and in children’s anthologies. She lives with her family in Holland, New York. Visit her website at www.amylv.com.

Robbin Gourley is an art director, cookbook author, and illustrator. She lives in both rural Pennsylvania and in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her website at www.robbingourley.com.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"Moving gracefully through the seasons, newcomer VanDerwater shares a girl's experience of what the forest has to offer."
Publishers Weekly

"The imagery is fresh and original; it's accessible, too. Watercolor images of each poem's subject add to the appeal."
Kirkus

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