Ocean Soup: Tide Pool Poems

Summary:

Using verse the author introduces children to what happens in tide pools and what types of fascinating creatures live in these seaside environments. You'll find poems (and factual material) about barnacles, shell-less sea slugs, sea urchins, sculpins, mussels, starfish, hermit crabs, anemones, and lobsters.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

In addition to humorous poetry, the book offers readers factual information that makes learning fun. The glossary makes this more than just an entertaining picture book.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

My friend shared this with her six-year-old daughter who loved the verse and illustrations.

Parent Reaction

The art is Okay, but the real strength of Ocean Soup is the various rhyming poems and factual information about various sea creatures.

Type of Book:
This illustrated poetry book helps kids learn about the ocean with rhyming verse.
Educational Themes:

There is lots to explore with this picture book, from different ways to present nonfiction information to marine biology, nature, and natural science.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a 6-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. I would buy this, especially the paperback version.

Title Ocean Soup: Tide Pool Poems
About
Author Stephen R. Swinburne
Publisher Charlesbridge © 2010
Illustrators Mary Peterson
ISBN 9781580892001
Material Paperback
Genres Nature, Science, Poetry
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