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Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More!

Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More!

Poems for Two Voices

Carole Gerber; illustrations by Eugene Yelchin

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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A honeybee and a bumblebee have a chat.
A rose offers a worm a bit of its compost.
A mouse assures a root of its importance.

These fun rhyming poems for two voices are blooming, bursting, and buzzing with personality. Eugene Yelchin's stunning illustrations beautifully accent Carole Gerber's unusual conversations. Together, they offer a close-up view of the plant and insect worlds, with an amazing amount of information about them.

All around us, under our feet, thousands of interactions and transformations are taking place. This book gives the reader a chance to listen in.

NCTE Poetry Award

Praise for Seeds, Bees, Butterflies, and More!

“An appealing blend of classic botanical intricacy, retro design charm, and freewheeling and airy modernity.” —BCCB

“A pleasing introduction to plant biology with cross-curricular appeal.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The airy poems are pleasing...” —Publishers Weekly

“Yelchin's bright, graphite and gouache illustrations are almost impressionistic; they catch the eye and complement the text well. This collection will educate youngsters while showing them a fun way to read poetry.” —School Library Journal

“The science is solid and the dual voicing makes these poems ideal for classroom performances.” —Booklist

“* Heartwarming.” —Booklist, starred review on Won Ton

“* Perfect pussycat poetry.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review on Won Ton

“* Will steal the hearts of readers young and old.” —School Library Journal, starred review on Won Ton

“* This brief novel gets at the heart of a society that asks its citizens, even its children, to report on relatives and friends. Appropriately menacing illustrations by first-time novelist Yelchin add a sinister tone.” —The Horn Book, starred review on Breaking Stalin's Nose

“The blend of play, science, poetry, and art is beautiful.” —Booklist on Winter Leaves

“Image-packed poetry. . . . A great introduction to the season.” —School Library Journal on Leaf Jumpers

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“An appealing blend of classic botanical intricacy, retro design charm, and freewheeling and airy modernity.” —BCCB

“A pleasing introduction to plant biology with cross-curricular appeal.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The airy poems are pleasing...” —Publishers Weekly

“Yelchin's bright, graphite and gouache illustrations are almost impressionistic; they catch the eye and complement the text well. This collection will educate youngsters while showing them a fun way to read poetry.” —School Library Journal

“The science is solid and the dual voicing makes these poems ideal for classroom performances.” —Booklist

“* Heartwarming.” —Booklist, starred review on Won Ton

“* Perfect pussycat poetry.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review on Won Ton

“* Will steal the hearts of readers young and old.” —School Library Journal, starred review on Won Ton

“* This brief novel gets at the heart of a society that asks its citizens, even its children, to report on relatives and friends. Appropriately menacing illustrations by first-time novelist Yelchin add a sinister tone.” —The Horn Book, starred review on Breaking Stalin's Nose

“The blend of play, science, poetry, and art is beautiful.” —Booklist on Winter Leaves

“Image-packed poetry. . . . A great introduction to the season.” —School Library Journal on Leaf Jumpers

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Reviews from Goodreads

Carole Gerber; illustrations by Eugene Yelchin

Carole Gerber has written many children's books, as well as several books for adults. She received her BS in English education from Ohio State, and after two years teaching middle and high school English returned to earn an MA in journalism. She has also worked as a marketing director, magazine editor, and freelance writer of textbooks, articles, and speeches. She lives in Powell, Ohio.

Eugene Yelchin is a Russian-born author and illustrator. In 2006 he received the Tomie dePaola award, and in 2010 the National Jewish Book Award. He is also the illustrator of Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku and the author/illustrator of Breaking Stalin's Nose, which received a Newbery Honor. He lives with his wife and children in Topanga, California.

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