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Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems by Joyce Sidman
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Jul 18, 12

bookshelves: children, nonfiction, picture-books, caldecott
Read in July, 2012

This book won a 2006 Caldecott honor award. Honestly, I didn't think much of this book from the cover, but the book itself is genius. The author created these fantastic nature poems about insects, birds, amphibians and other pond creatures. They are paired with these absolutely gorgeous woodcut and watercolor illustrations. Each poem has a scientific explanation about the creature featured in the poem and there is an index of scientific terms in the back of the book. I believe that this book or "Zen Shorts" should've won the Caldecott Award that year. Highly recommended for ages 7-11, 5 stars.
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