Wednesday, April 25, 2012

unBEElievables



unBEElievables: honeybee poems and paintings
by Douglas Florian
Beach Lane Books, 2012

Douglas Florian does it again! A perfect trifecta of illustrations and poems and just enough information on every page.

I wish I would have had this book to show my student as a mentor text when they were writing their weather poems and including science information on the page with each poem.

Here's a favorite:

BEE ANATOMY

Lovely legs,
Lovely hue.
Lovely long
Antennae, too.
Lovely eyes,
Lovely wings.
But ouch!
How in the end
It stings!

2 comments:

  1. Mary Lee,
    I enjoyed your poem. Loved the ending! The repetition of the word lovely really gives the poem a nice rhythm. I'm going to have to check out this book by Florian. He has so many great examples of nonfiction poetry for students. Thanks for sharing!

    Cathy

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    1. Oh, I wish. That's one of FLORIAN'S poems from the book!

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