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Ice! Poems About Polar Life

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Published: January 2021
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BIC Subject: Natural history (Children’s/Teenage)
Published By: Random House Us
 
Published: 15-Jan-2021
Format: Hardback, 48 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9780823441013
Stock Code: 3441013
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This kid-pleasing collection of more than twenty poems about the polar regions and the animals that live there is both fun and informative. Douglas Florian is well-known for combining poetry, art, and science in books that have wit, imagination, and an aesthetic sensibility.

From the opening poem, which describes the poles as our earth refrigerator to the call to action in the closing verse about climate change, artist and poet Douglas Florian applies his prodigious talent to twenty-one poems and illustrations that raise awareness of the polar habitats and the unique animals that have adapted to a cold, windy, and frozen environment.

Florian use rhythm, rhyme, figurative language, and other poetic language, as well as whimsy and humor.

Seals--
On land they're lumbering, clumsy, and slow,
For they lack legs with which to go.
But in the sea their speed is great.
In sea, all seals can seal-ebrate.

Teachers and learners alike will appreciate references to animal adaptation, biomes, global warming, and interdependence.

Titles of poems- The Polar Regions; Antarctica; Emperor Penguin; Arctic; The Tundra; Polar Bear; Blue Whale; Krill; Arctic Fox; Musk Ox; Walrus; Arctic Hare; Seals; Snowy Owl; Narwhal; Gray Wolf; Puffin; Ptarmigan; Wolverine; Caribou; Moose; Climate ChangeThis kid-pleasing collection of more than twenty poems about the polar regions and the animals that live there is both fun and informative. Douglas Florian is well-known for combining poetry, art, and science in books that have wit, imagination, and an aesthetic sensibility.

From the opening poem, which describes the poles as our earth refrigerator to the call to action in the closing verse about climate change, artist and poet Douglas Florian applies his prodigious talent to twenty-one poems and illustrations that raise awareness of the polar habitats and the unique animals that have adapted to a cold, windy, and frozen environment.

Florian use rhythm, rhyme, figurative language, and other poetic language, as well as whimsy and humor.

Seals--
On land they're lumbering, clumsy, and slow,
For they lack legs with which to go.
But in the sea their speed is great.
In sea, all seals can seal-ebrate.

Teachers and learners alike will appreciate references to animal adaptation, biomes, global warming, and interdependence.

Titles of poems- The Polar Regions; Antarctica; Emperor Penguin; Arctic; The Tundra; Polar Bear; Blue Whale; Krill; Arctic Fox; Musk Ox; Walrus; Arctic Hare; Seals; Snowy Owl; Narwhal; Gray Wolf; Puffin; Ptarmigan; Wolverine; Caribou; Moose; Climate Change
Douglas Florian an award-winning poet and fine artist who has had much success with poetry collections that he has both written and illustrated. Frequently using wordplay, rhythm, and rhyme in his poetry and crayons and paper bags in his illustrations, he consistently uses humor to engage his young audience. He has written and illustrated two I Like to Read books for Holiday House, Pig Is Big on Books and Pig and Cat Are Pals. He has read his poetry at Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Poets House, and The White House, and his abstract paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows. He lives and works in New York City.
 
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