Monday, November 1, 2010

Celebrating Everyday Animals & Plants

Endangered species are often in the news, but what about those wily, adaptable animals and plants that we see every day, like crows, squirrels, dandelions and ants? Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature's Survivors, written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Beckie Prange, is a unique blend of poetry, facts, and gorgeous watercolored linocuts, singing the praises of beings that have managed to make it through millions of years. Read it with your young ones, and gain a new appreciation for common critters.

1 comment:

Anna, Youth Services Librarian said...

Joyce Sidman also wrote one of my favorite books Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow. Each poem works as a riddle, with the answer (and animal) featured on the following page. Perfect for a science classroom!