Fun, engaging, and Imaginative

Summary:

Sixteen creatures are introduced through rhyming poetry. Although you've never seen them before, their descriptions (not to mention the illustrations) make them forever memorable.


Parent Perspective:
If Jack Prelutsky wrote it, then I want to read it. Stardines just moved to the top of my list of favorites. The creatures are an imaginative yet logical blend of an animal and a character trait. The illustrations are as fabulous as the poetry, and I went back to just "read" the pictures and enjoy the imagery. Kids will love knowing what the "real" animal is ... and they'll want you to read this one. A lot.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Exquisite rhyme, amazing illustrations, and imaginative creatures will have readers asking for these poems to be read over and over again.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Type of Book:
Sixteen rhyming poems push readers to use their imaginations in this illustrated picture book.
Educational Themes:

Read these for fun. Then make your own fun. Ask your readers to "rename" an animal and give it a personality. It doesn't have to be a poem, just a little push of the imagination.

Reading Level:
5.1
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. Even kids who don't like poetry will enjoy this collection.

Title Stardines Swim High Across the Sky: and Other Poems
Author Jack Prelutsky
Publisher Greenwillow Books, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2013
Illustrators Carin Berger
ISBN 9780062014641
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.99
Genres Poetry, Humor

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