Beautiful Combo: Metaphor, Imagery, and Poetry


Little Drop lives in the ocean with all of the other drops, but he wanted to be himself. So the sun helped him become part of a cloud. From the sky, he saw beautiful things. He wanted to see them closeup, so he leaped! In a dark drain, he met another Drop who wanted to join his adventure. Then they met other drops, each with their own personality. As they continue their adventure, Little Drop realizes he's more than just a single drop.

Parent Perspective:
I love this beautifully illustrated, hand-sized square book. Little Drop is cute and young readers will like following him on the page. They will most likely see a poem about a drop of water following the natural water cycle. Older readers will see the metaphor about life is bigger than just ourselves. By page 3 I was thinking of this as a graduation gift.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Beautiful, soothing colors and simple text create a quiet adventure that will leave you uplifted and thinking about how you fit in the world.

Content Awareness Factors:

The rhyme scheme is not always spot on and is awkward in spots.

Type of Book:
This rhyming poem offers a metaphor for life and how we fit into the world.
Educational Themes:

The strength of the book is the metaphors it offers. Middle school and high school students will understand the underlying concepts and be able to talk about what the metaphor means ... is it about life? is it about school? is it about family? Where do they see this in their lives?

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 10, 12 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
This book would make a lovely graduation gift for a high school or college student.

Title More Than a Me
Author Lilian Kars
Publisher Matthew James Publishing Limited © 2015
Illustrators Steffie Padmos
ISBN 9781910265048
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.60
Genres Poetry, Self Worth
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