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Book Title: Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems|
The author of the book: Judy Sierra
Date of issue: March 15th 1998
ISBN 13: 9780152010065
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 533 KB
Edition: HMH Books for Young Readers
Read full description of the books Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems:Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems by Judy Sierra is a themed book of penguin poems intended for readers in preschool through grade two. I gave it four stars. This book of poetry is creative and fact-filled and it follows a rhythmic beat and rhyme structure. Each poem teaches the reader about a different aspect of penguins. Poems included “My Father’s Feet,” “Regurgitate,” “Belly Sliding,” and “Penguin’s First Swim.” Readers are able to learn, in a fun way, facts about young and adult penguins and about penguin topics including environment, adaptations, mating, taking care of young, predators, food eaten, mating, and how penguins play and hunt. Penguins are introduced to young readers in a creative and fun way, leaving young readers to want to study and find out more about these Antarctic creatures and how they grow up too!
I was able to “watch” this book on BookFlix, a Scholastic website that pairs fiction and nonfiction books in a variety of categories and allows the reader to watch the books and read along with them as the words are highlighted. The rhythm and rhyme of the poems as they were read and sung aloud really allowed the reader to enjoy hearing stories and facts about penguins. Different music styles accompanied the poems and visuals, with the genres of love ballads, rock and roll, jazz, “surfer” styles, country, and rock anthem are just among a few types of music featured. Truly a fun way to watch and learn about penguins! Hearing the music and seeing the penguins interact and move really let me enjoy their true beauty and unique features! This type of musical, rhythmic, and upbeat presentation of the poems really let me emotionally connect to all different things penguin!
Read information about the authorI took the long-cut to being an author. Out of college I did temporary work in offices and libraries, while at night, I wrote poetry and made strange life forms from cloth. When I teamed up with a puppeteer, Bob Kaminski (my husband), I was able to bring my cloth creations to life. We began performing on the streets of San Francisco, at Renaissance fairs, and at schools. After attending a workshop on Balinese shadow puppetry, we traveled to Bali and Java to learn ancient techniques from modern masters, and we adapted material from American folklore to the shadow screen. I became so fascinated by the power of ancient myth and folktale to engage a modern audience that I enrolled in the Folklore and Mythology Program at UCLA, where I received my Ph.D. While I was a student there, I attended a talk by the author-illustrator Uri Shulevitz, and heard him say that a picture book is like a small theater. A puppet theater is also a small theater, I thought. I can do that! My first children's books were adaptations of folktales, and soon, I was able to incorporate my lifelong habit of writing poetry into my work.
Currently (Spring 2014), I live in Eugene, Oregon, with my husband. I divide my writing time between children's books and a long term project on folktales, grandmothers and cultural evolution.
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