Sunday, June 2, 2013
Singing through the trees
FOREST HAS A SONG by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater with illustrations by Robbin Gourley. Clarion, 2013.
A variety of poetic forms share the author's love of the forest and of nature in general. Different seasons are represented in the short and spare poems. Accompanied by watercolor illustrations, this may well be a book that can serve in a multiple of capacities. Certainly it can function as a mentor text and accompany poems by Frost, Kilmer, and others. It is also perfect for daily read alouds, to spur an artistic representation of spoken words, or a book for kids to return for revisits over and over again.