Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cousins of Clouds by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer - ADVISABLE

Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn, Megan Halsey and Sean Addy Cousins of Clouds: Elephant Poems 31 p. Clarion Books, 2011. PICTURE BOOK.

Poems about many aspects of elephants, ranging from free verse to haiku to letters to riddles. Scattered throughout are small boxes with notes about elephants, including threats to their lives, their history, and their culture significance. The eye-catching illustrations complement the text nicely, adding layers of meaning to the poems. Would make a good lesson on word choice, various forms of poetry and, of course, elephants.

EL, MS - ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn.

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