Science Verse

Science Verse

Book - 2004
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"Amoeba"
Don't ever tease a wee amoeba
By calling him a her amoeba.
And don't call her a him amoeba.
Or never he a she amoeba.
'Cause whether his or hers amoeba,
They too feel like you and meba.

What if a boring lesson about the food chain becomes a sing-aloud celebration about predators and prey? A twinkle-twinkle little star transforms into a twinkle-less, sunshine-eating-and rhyming Black Hole? What if amoebas, combustion, metamorphosis, viruses, the creation of the universe are all irresistible, laugh-out-loud poetry? Well, you're thinking in science verse, that's what. And if you can't stop the rhymes . . . the atomic joke is on you. Only the amazing talents of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, the team who created Math Curse, could make science so much fun.

Published: New York : Viking, c2004.
ISBN: 9780670910571
0670910570
Branch Call Number: E SCI
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Lane - Author

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WordHug
Jul 23, 2012

It's post-modern science poetry.
If you love poetry and science, pick this one up for your kids. Enjoy reading it to them as you hear the rhythms and patterns of famous poems co-opted for fun and science.

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Ubalstecha
Jul 23, 2012

A follow up to Math Curse, but this time Jon Scieszka turns his razor sharp wit to science. Remaking a variety of well known poems, Sciezska covers subjects ranging from the Big Bang to intestinal parasites, and everything in between. Illustrated once again by Lane Smith, this book will delight both the Science and the English teacher. If you can get the one with the CD of Sciezska reading, you have a bonus.

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