by Paul Paolilli and Dan Brewer
sun slides through our window and nudges us out to play. Personification!
A shadow holds our heels and draws
our picture on the ground. Personification!
Trees reach their hands up from the earth
to tickle the sky. Personification!
Leaves are brown parachutes that float on puffs of air. Metaphor!
poet's eye view, the wonders of nature come alive in Silver
Seeds. Striking full-page paintings by Steve Johnson and
Lou Francher celebrate both nature and language which, itself,
comes alive in this simple picture book written in acrostic
poems and stretching our imaginations. With
such inspiration, perhaps, you, too can write a nature acrostic
using figurative language?
the clouds warm the moon with their fluffy white blankets?
Icy sparkles grow from silver
seeds over my head.
Little orange and black helicopters
in furry bodies buzz me to sleep.
Velvet grass changes from green
to black as the day becomes night.
Every creature tingles with its
new nighttime assignment.
Rolling across the sky, the full
moon finally sinks and tags the sun. "You're it!"
glance, you will see a colorful primary picture book, but stretch
your imagination just a smidgen and you will see the perfect book
to introduce figurative language, acrostic poetry, and the wonder
Steve Johnson and Lou Francher, a husband
and wife team!
The K-2 Room
7-page literature guide, perfect for lesson plans, handouts, or projection
on your electronic board for Silver
in a 5-Book Literature Guide Download!
The Activity Guide Contains:
Multiplying Math with Seeds
Write an Acrostic Poem
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