Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars by Douglas Florian Poetry Review (Mod 2)


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Florian, Douglas. Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars. Harcourt Books: Orlando, Florida, 2007. ISBN 9780152053727

Plot Summary:

This adorable book contains pomes about space. Universe, Space, the solar system, planets, and so much more.

Critical Review:

This book is very fun, even for adults. This book would be great to pair with any space unit. I like this book a lot because it talks about more than planets. It includes black holes, constellations, the universe in general. The poems are fun. I really love that it’s educational. It teaches you about all things space related in short poems that flow well. Reading it out loud is fun. The poems are very rhythmic. The only thing I would say is that some don’t really follow any kind of pattern (AABB or ABBA). Otherwise, this book was great and could be used for any poetry or space uint.

Example Poetry:

The Universe (found on page 8)

The universe is every place
Including all the e m p t y space.
It’s every star and galaxy,
All objects of astronomy,
Geography, zoology
(Each cat and dog and bumblebee),
All persons throughout history-
Including you,
Including me.

I chose this one because I like how it explains the universe. We think of the Universe as something so vast and so big and so important, and it really is. It’s bigger than we can imagine. There are so many secrets not yet revealed to us. So to point out that we, you, me, are in this universe and a part of it and an important part at that is very important for kids to understand. This would obviously be great for an astronomy/space unit. I’d probably read this for a story time.

Published by Adrinna Davis

Hello there! Not much to me, I'm just your average author and librarian who is obsessed with Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Merlin, Divergent, ect... who is married with three kids. :) And now blogger. I love children's lit and want to share with you all the amazing books I find!

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