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Color Me a Rhyme by Jane Yolen
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Mar 15, 10

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Read from March 13 to 15, 2010

Color Me a Rhyme: Nature Poems for Young People by Jane Yolen is a themed book of nature poems that is intended for readers in grades four through six. I gave it five stars. “All the colors of the world.” Yolen’s nature poems are poetic imagery at its best, allowing the reader to imagine and visualize nature as colors, deeply enriching colors that can convey and evoke different emotions. Each poem defines a color in nature through the use of descriptive words, definable actions, and strong emotion words. Each poem dedicates itself to its color and is accompanied by four distinct features: text printed in the given color, beautiful photographs of nature isolating the color, a short line of poetry from another author also celebrating the color, and a multitude of color names of differing shades of the color. Backdrops of sunsets, skylines, deserts, mountains, and forests unveil all the different environments of Earth. The Author’s Note at the beginning of this book introduces the reader to the awe in isolating colors in nature and an encouragement for readers to use the long list of colors given to write additional poems about colors in nature. This book of nature poems allows the reader to slow down, take a look around nature, and enjoy the wonder and amazing features that the Earth has to offer us.
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