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The Sun in Me: Poems about the Planet

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  8 reviews
From the rainforests of Africa to the mountains of Japan, Judith Nicholls has brought together a diverse selection of poems from many cultures that celebrate the beauty and fragility of our planet. Beth Krommes's distinctive, eye-catching illustrations act as beautiful accompaniments to the text.
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published November 7th 2005 by Barefoot Books (first published February 2003)
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Lucia Rial
Oct 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Sun in Me is a book of a series poems that are about the planet by various authors. The illustrations are phenomenal and they really set the scene for the viewer. These illustrations aid the text, for those who are a lower ability read. Children could use the illustrations as a stimulus to form their own poems. The poems are quite short and pacy. I think this book will bring great discussion to children about different cultures and planets.
Makenzie Sliva
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Sun in Me: Poems about the Planets is a book that incorporates many different poems about different parts of the earth. This book had many different types of poems throughout which introduces the reader to the different types of poems that they can write. The illustrations that corresponded with each poem were beautifully done by Beth Krommes. She used the scratchboard technique to create the illustrations. Each illustration was loaded with color and detail which allowed readers to visualize ...more
Ashley
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Grade/interest level: Early childhood-primary
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Genre: Poetry

The Sun in Me is a book of poems that are all about the nature that exists on our planet. The poems are all about the qualities of nature that make our planet beautiful like birds, trees, flowers and fish. Each poem is a celebration of nature and encourages readers to respect and conserve the wilderness. A lot of the poems suggest that we should just leave nature as it is instead of picking at it or damaging it.

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Rita Date
Once again Beth Krommes uses her famous style of scratchboard illustrations to highlight different interesting facts about earth. This follows the use of nature once again. Every picture in the story is very detailed which makes it fun for the readers to look at. Another cool thing that this story has is poetry. This poetry revolves around aspects of the earth. Beth Krommes uses illustrations that match up with her poems. This would be a good book to use in the classroom because it can introduce ...more
Bmah1
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Sun in Me is a poetry book that contains poems about the world such has seasons, landscapes, birds and bodies of water. The book is intended for a children audience and has short stanzas for each poem. It has vocabulary that is easy to understand with wonderful coloured illustrations to match with each work. The text and pictures evokes a sense of creativity and imagination. The book is a great stepping stone for kids who are interested in poetry.
Ed
Feb 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful book with some very nice poetry about nature, but with amazing illustrations. The colors are very vibrant, and I love the endpapers. One of the most beautiful books I have seen in a while.
Elisabeth
Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
beautiful selections and of course Beth Krommes illustrations make these poems even more special.
Michelle
Feb 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful illustrations compliment a collection of poems by various poets. The poems were all very vivid and imaginative.
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