Ages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Paul Fleischman has created not only a clear and fascinating guide to the insect world - from chrysalid butterflies to whirligig beetles - but and exultant celebration of life.
The book is a collection of fourteen children's poems about insects such as mayflies, lice, and honeybees. The concept is unusual in that the poems are intended to be read aloud by two people. Some lines are spoken by the readers simultaneously, while others are read alternately by the speakers. It is very good for young people to learn to work together. Some lines may also be said together but have different words. Young students could experiment with literal voice by reading these poems in different ways. This literacy event could be integrated with science content. WIKIPEDIA