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Shape Me a Rhyme: Nature's Forms in Poetry (Paperback)

Shape Me a Rhyme: Nature's Forms in Poetry By Jane Yolen, Jason Stemple (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Jason Stemple (Photographs by)
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In this unusual collection, poems and photographs focus on shapes in nature. Some shapes are found in familiar places: A circle is the sun and a crescent is the moon. But there are imaginative surprises too: an alligator's tooth is a triangle and a frond's shadow forms a square. Related shape words—round, halo, sphere, etc.—are scattered throughout the spreads. This collaboration captures the beauty of shapes in nature in a playful way.

About the Author

Jane Yolen has received numerous awards for her writing, including the Golden Kite Award, two Christopher Medals, and both the Kerlan Award from the University of Minnesota and the Regina Medal for her body of work. She lives in Hatfield, Massachusetts, and St. Andrews, Scotland.

Jason Stemple is a freelance photographer who has collaborated with Jane Yolen on many books, including A Mirror to Nature, winner of the John Burroughs Young Readers Award, and Wild Wings, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina.

Praise For…

Another foray in an extremely engaging series. These titles are beautifully designed, displaying eye-catching photography and inventive use of typography and placement. . . . Very enjoyable, and allows for much exploration.' —Kirkus Reviews

There's much to consider in each image, and language-arts teachers will relish this book's ability to jump-start student creativity.' —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781620917916
ISBN-10: 1620917912
Publisher: Wordsong
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2015
Pages: 32
Language: English