Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow by Joyce Sidman (Mod 5)


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Sidman, Joyce. Butterfly Eyes and Other Secrets of the Meadow. Houghton Mifflin Books: New York, 2006. ISBN 061856313X

Plot Summary:

A book of poems and riddles about the creature you can find in a meadow. With beautiful illustrations and captivating poetry, children get to explore and think about the world around them.

Critical Analysis:

All of the poems and riddles are absolutely beautiful. They are very consistent in their quality and their enjoyment. Most of the poems do have a rhyme scheme. Some of them don’t, but they are still just as beautiful. I love that this book gives you a look at the world around you. It makes you think about who and what is out there. Accompanied with gorgeous illustrations, this book is a delight.

Example Poem: 

“We tumble
we twitter
we dip
and flitter
On thistle
we rustle
and whistle
and bustle
we’re birds
of a feather
Like ripples
like petals
like clouds
in wet weather,
of sunlight
we’re always
we’re always
we’re always

What are we?”

This is a beautiful poem.I love all the different words used as riddles. They are beautiful and give a vivid image of the creature!


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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 two 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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