From the same author-illustrators who brought young readers Hungry for Math (a poetic look at math concepts) comes Hungry for Science. These short, lively poems help young readers explore scientific concepts -- from chemical reactions to magnets, life cycles and more. A glossary of scientific terms is included in the backmatter.
I'll weather the weather, whatever it brings,
eroding from larger to smaller things.
From boulders to cobbles, from pebbles to sand,
rumble, crumble, whirl - I travel the land.
Pulled by gravity,
down a steep slope,
pushed by ice (to warm places I hope),
tumbled by rivers, I scramble downstream,
blown by the wind - it's all part of my dream!
Deposited gently, I've come from good stock.
I know I'm a chip off an igneous rock.
Grades 1-3. A delightful collection of short and sweet poems that outline basic science concepts such as magnetism, erosion, and the changing of the seasons. Each poem is short, no more than four stanzas of two to four lines, and is made up of simple rhyming patterns. Some have multiple voices for group reading and reciting, and are easy to memorize. They rarely include words or terms that would be difficult for younger children, and the included glossary spells the words out phonetically to help students sound them out. Girls are prominently featured in both the poems and illustrations as scientists and the characters making the discovery. This would work well for introducing science pupils to new concepts and is a refreshing break from more expository nonfiction books. VERDICT: A pleasing addition to classroom libraries for young elementary students.--Thomas Jonte, Pensacola State College, FL"School Library Journal" (04/01/2018)