Monday, May 22, 2017

Thunder Underground by Jane Yolen - ESSENTIAL

Yolen, Jane  Thunder Underground  Illustrated by Josee Masse  PICTURE BOOK  Wordsong, 2017.  $17.95  Content: G.  

This is a collection of poems that have to do with the word “under”.  Some of the poems are about insects or animals that live underground, roots, lava or other natural elements.  And some of the poems are about people underground in subways, tunnels, and archaeology.  There are also poems about things that are buried underground such as treasure, fossils and caves.  The last poem has two kids sitting under the night sky.  

This is a great book of poetry that also feeds the curiosity of young readers and the world beneath them.  The poems have interesting facts and at the end of the book there is a key that explains more about what scientists know of those underground worlds.  The illustrations are well done and my kids loved this book.  

EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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