Stardines Swim High Across the Sky

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Happy Poetry Friday and Perfect Picture Book Friday!  Erik! beat me to it with Forest has a Song so I’d laugh if he chose this one today. Now I know I can post poetry books for Perfect Picture Book Friday :0) though I have a huge backlog of delicious pbs waiting.

Stardines Swim Hig Across the Sky by Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by Carin Berger.

Greenwillow Books, 26th February 2013, Poetry

Suitable for: 4 to 8

Themes/Topics: Wordplay, animals, rhyme, travel

Opening Lines:
Stardines swim high across the sky,
And brightly shine as they glide by.
In giant schools, their brilliant lights
Illuminate the darkest nights.

Synopsis: (inside copy)
The poet, author, and indomitable naturalist Jack Prelutsky, having returned safely from far-flung places with an extensive collection of unique creatures that are a blending of the animate and inanimate, has worked in close collaboration with the fine artist Carin Berger, who herself conducted considerable field operations in preparing Mr. Prelutsky’s specimens for exhibition and publication. While many creatures (two dozen species in all) were discovered and recorded and their precise qualities examined, we are presenting sixteen here for the first time and for the enjoyment and education of the general public.

Activities:
Easy animal crafts for kids: No Time For Flash Cards looks like a great site for kid-friendly activities. This link sends you to an awesome linky list of animal crafts.
Animal crafts via First Palette – another great website choc fulls of activities.

I loved this book, the play on words is so fun and it’s a rhyming one. I haven’t seen many new rhyming books recently.
Check out more perfect picture books/poetry books over on Susanna’s blog, where she has a comprehensive library choc-full of goodies.

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24 thoughts on “Stardines Swim High Across the Sky

  1. It looks like another marvelous book out Catherine. I also liked your comment on Laura’s blog about books! If this book ventures into wordplay like that, I know I’ll love it! Thanks!

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