Thursday, October 28, 2021

"Moving Words About a Flower" - a bookwrap



Moving Words About a Flower

Book by K. C. Hayes

Illustrated by Barbara Chotiner


* Ages:  4-7

* Grade Level:  PS  2

* Hardcover:  40 pages

* Publisher:  Charlesbridge Publishing 

*Pub. Date: 

* Mar. 08, 2022

* Language: English

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The Book

This inspiring book is artsy, clever and educational.  The author uses concrete poetry to create a story whose words tumble, leap, and swirl across the pages to the readers' delight.  What are concrete poems?  In this particular story they are brilliantly created poems with words that replace the stems, stalks , and roots of one of our familiar flowers... the dandelion!  The playfully arranged words marry with the fantastic illustrations to portray the life cycle of a dandelion making it such fun to read.  

The use of concrete poetry helps kids to remember the story long after the book is read.  Not only is "Moving Words About a Flower" a breath of fresh air but it contains actual scientific information regarding the dandelion's life span.  

I love how the words are in motion throughout the story and land right into kid's hearts.  Nature is an awesome thing and this book will motive kids to stop and discover the wonder of the world around them.  This is a great addition to a classroom or an elementary school library and I highly recommend it.  



Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

K. C. Hayes has been a guitarist in a rock band, the inventor of a patented kid’s playhouse, a writer and designer of greeting cards, and an advertising agency copywriter, but these days he’s venturing into new creative fields. This is his first picture book. 

About the Illustrator

Barbara Chotiner combines traditional techniques with modern approaches to create organized chaos. She loves making people smile with her sophisticated yet whimsical illustrations. This is her sixth illustrated 

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