Spi-ku: A Clutter of Short Verse on Eight Legs

Spi-ku: A Clutter of Short Verse on Eight Legs

Spi-ku: A Clutter of Short Verse on Eight Legs

Spi-ku: A Clutter of Short Verse on Eight Legs


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Leslie Bulion, award-winning educator favorite and master of science poetry, is back with a humorous exploration of the silk-spinning, bungee-jumping, hunting, trapping, trick-filled world of spiders!

Meet spiders that spit silk, roll like wheels, scuba dive, hide under trap doors, strum tunes, and so much more. Watch as they find mates, find prey...or find mates that become prey!

Award-winning poet Leslie Bulion and illustrator Robert Meganck team up again for this clutter (a collective noun for spiders) of short poems and humorously accurate illustrations celebrating the amazing attributes of Araneae.

The book is also packed with helpful sidebars, call-outs, and back matter, including a glossary of science terms, a description of the poetic forms, a list of common and scientific names, a spider-hunting adventure how-to, resources for further study, and a relative-size chart. A feast for science and animal fans!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682632574
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 03/02/2021
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,121,481
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 1170L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Leslie Bulion has graduate degrees in oceanography and social work. She has written parenting and education articles and is the author of several children's science-related poetry books and novels. When she's not writing, she enjoys exploring nature with her binoculars, hand lens, and camera; collecting specimens to examine under her microscope; or going SCUBA diving and or kayaking. Leslie lives in Connecticut.

Designer and illustrator Robert Meganck, retired professor of illustration, graphic design, digital imaging, and color theory at Virginia Commonwealth University, received a BFA degree from the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, and an MFA degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has received over 300 awards for illustration and graphic design work, and been recognized for excellence by such organizations as The Society of Illustrators New York and The Society of Illustrators Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Araneae All Around 6

The World of Spiders 9

Spectacular Silk 11

Spiders on the Move 12

Food Prep, Mealtime, Leftovers 14

Worldwide Webbers 16

On the Prowl 18

Spider Foolery 20

Spidey Senses 22

Don't Feed the Spider-Eaters! 24

Tricky Spider Enemies 26

Spider Comes A-Courting 32

Spider Mamas 34

Spiders in SpiderTown 36

Our Spiderful World 38

Glossary 40

A Few Notes on Poetic Form 41

Spi-ku Spider Identification 42

Spider Hunt! 44

For Further Study 45

Acknowledgments 45

Spi-ku Spiders: Relative Sizes 46

Spi-ku Cover Spiders 48

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