Poetry Friday

Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars: space poems and paintings by Douglas Florian.

What a winner of a book!  A combination of space and poetry!  The subject lends itself to the imagery of poetry, the rhythm of it, the dance.  Each planet as well as the sun and moon get their own poem, explaining their unique feature in a quick verse with a clever little ending.  Florian’s accompanying illustrations are equally accessible and evocative, a gateway to complexity just as his poems are. 

Share these great poems with children who are not necessarily poetry lovers.  The popular subject will allow us to sneak in the poetry to scientific, logical children who may not yet have allowed the muse into their hearts.  What a great way to tie literature and science together.