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Science Verse by Jon Scieszka
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Jun 19, 2009

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Read in June, 2009

A concept whose time has not come...
Science Verse is fairly dumb.
Lessons taught on the perimeter
Of bad iambic pentameter
Does not hearty reading make -
It is simply hard to take.
To seem nicer, it comes free
with the book read on CD.
(But it's a double-edged sword;
Jon and Lane sound rather bored.
Plus, their own rhymes they don't sing -
A few kids give it a fling.)
Such topics as evolution
(Though Kansas demands ablution),
Molecular states and chemics,
Things like global epidemics,
Human bodies, dinosaurs...
Why not warts and canker sores?
Seeing every rhyme unfold?
The same punchline growing old.
All the artwork, though? Terriffic
(If not very scientific)!
Rhyme each phrase and word and letter...
Could it not be done much better?
My two cents on Science Verse --
Truthfully? I'd do much worse.

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message 3: by Ivan (new)

Ivan Now here's a blurb from my friend Bren
That really gave me a big grin
It's a review you share with those
Who choose these books over prose
Or some other more engaging read
Like entire books about seaweed
Yes, in short, this made my day
I kinda wish I could rhyme that way.


message 2: by Anna (new)

Anna Stover Wow that is some serious commitment to book reviewing.

Melki Terrific review, and my sentiments exactly!

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