If This Bird Had Pockets
A Poem in Your Pocket Day Celebration
by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
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Pub Date 01 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 28 Feb 2022
Astra Publishing House, Wordsong
Fascinating information about the animals (yes, sea otters have pockets!) tucked into short, lively poems and bright, bold artwork make this collection perfect for National Poetry Month—or any day of the year.
In honor of Poem in Your Pocket Day, a child imagines the poems animals might carry in their pockets, if they had pockets. What would a hummingbird write? A fox? A sea otter? These poems capture the essences of animals furry, feathery and finny, exploring what makes each unique. Ruby-Throated Hummingbird sings with its wings, Red Fox's poem is a fiery tail flashing in the dark, and Sea Otter’s poem is its secret pocket. Which poem will capture the heart of the child narrator? A poem about loving animals, of course!
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Average rating from 15 members
This book would make a wonderful addition to your classroom writing or science center. Each page contains a poem "written" by a different animal. The poems are charming, but also are chock full of information about the animals themselves. The cadence and rhythm of the poems are charming, and they would make wonderful read-aloud poems as well. The illustrations were simple but appealing and colorful. I could easily see this being a small group activity for the classroom, with the groups able to present facts about the animals. I could also see it used to present a poem unit, as a jumping-off point for students to write their own animal poems. I can't wait to buy this book for my classroom!