Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Popcorn Astronauts: And Other Biteable Rhymes- OPTIONAL

Ruddell, Deborah. The Popcorn Astronauts: And Other Biteable Rhymes, PICTURE BOOK. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2015. $17.99. This a collection of poems that focus around the seasons and food. There are pictures with each poem and each poem is fairly short. There are various poem formats with some similar to very short stories and others in list format. I typically really enjoy children’s illustrated poem books. The poems in this one weren’t consistently awesome. Illustrated poetry should have a strong balance in which the poem and the pictures show one another off and help to make the poetry really stand out. Because the poems and the pictures in this book were both pretty mediocre, neither helped to support the other. It was a bit of a let down. EL (K-3), EL- OPTIONAL. Reviewed by Shay, School Librarian

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