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. A CD with text read by Scieszka and Smith is included.
"Clever and often droll, the verse ably juggles facts, meter, and rhyme schemes and usually reflects a student's point of view: grossed out by the human body, bored by yet another year of dinosaur study, more concerned about writing down the right answer than getting at the truth....A beautifully designed book--intelligent, irreverent, inviting, and downright irresistible."--Booklist, starred review
Series: Golden Duck Awards. Picture Book (Awards)
For Ages: 7 - 8 years old
For Grades: 2 - 3
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 23rd September 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.1 x 28.8 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1