Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow

Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow


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Discover the hidden world of the meadow in this unique combination of poetry riddles and science wisdom. Beginning with the rising sun and ending with twilight, this book takes us on a tour through the fields, encouraging us to watch for a nest of rabbits, a foamy spittlebug, a leaping grasshopper, bright milkweed, a quick fox, and a cruising hawk.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618563135
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/15/2006
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 395,981
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: 1020L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Beth Krommes is the Caldecott Winning illustrator of The House in the Night   and other beautifully illustrated, much-acclaimed picture books like Swirl by Swirl, and  Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow . She lives in Peterborough, NH. Visit her online at www.bethkrommes.com.

The Newbery Honor winner Joyce Sidman is today's foremost nature poet for children.  Accolades for her books include two Caldecott Honors, a Lee Bennet Hopkins Award, winner of the Claudia Lews Award, and many stars and best of lists.  For her award-winning body of work, she won the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. She lives in Wayzata, Minnesota. Visit www.joycesidman.com

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"Combining striking illustrations, evocative poems that do double duty as riddles and lucid prose commentary, this venture into the natural world stands out for both its beauty and its unusual approach." Kirkus Reviews, Starred

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Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
laceyfield on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This was a book that had many different poems all describing nature. Each poem at the end asked a question such as `What am I?¿ and `Signed, ________.¿ On the next page, it describes what animal or plant was used in the poem. The poems described nature but it did not tell what was actually being written about, until the next page.Personal Reflection:I loved this book. It caught my attention on every page. All the poems just seemed to roll off my tongue. Joyce Sidman did a VERY good job with making each poem easy to read, understand, and love! The book was very educational about nature. I learned some things about nature that I did not know before. I would recommend this book.Classroom Extensions:1. This book would be great to read to children when we are discussing nature.2. I would use this book to help explain poetry to the children.
MalissaLojszczyk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book contains a series of poems about life in a meadow as told by the plants, insects and animals that inhabit it. The poems are also riddles and the reader guesses who the poem is about. This book is more than just poetry, however. The author provides information about each of the creatures and plants depicted in the poems.
jenna476b on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great integration of poetry and science. Also, highlights some plants and animals that might be less familiar to children.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This will b Evans bed room.