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    Science Verse (Golden Duck Awards. Picture Book (Awards)) (Hardback) By (author) Jon Scieszka, By (author) Lane Smith, Illustrated by Lane Smith

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    DescriptionWhat 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 could make science so much fun.


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    Title
    Science Verse
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon Scieszka, By (author) Lane Smith, Illustrated by Lane Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 282 mm
    Height: 284 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670910571
    ISBN 10: 0670910570
    Classifications

    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AF
    BIC E4L: NF5+
    BIC subject category V2: YQE
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    Libri: I-CI
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: E
    B&T General Subject: 214
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CI
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 84
    BISAC V2.8: JUV035000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Book Type: EN
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JNF042000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JUV036000, JNF051000
    BIC children’s book marketing category: B1M79
    LC classification: PZ7.S41267
    B&T Approval Code: X05190309
    BISAC V2.8: JUV019000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PZ7.S41267 SC 2004
    B&T Approval Code: X08191309
    DC22: 811.5408036
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: YFQ, YFB, YFS
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Puffin Books
    Publication date
    23 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jon Scieszka began to train as a doctor but left to take a course in fiction writing at Columbia University and to become a teacher. He lives in Brooklyn and spends his time writing and talking about books. Lane Smith, an acclaimed author/illustrator, has achieved major success in his collaborations with Jon Scieszka. He provided the original concept and illustrations for the hit film JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH. He lives in New York.
    Review quote
    "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
    Review text
    In 1995, Mrs. Fibonacci laid a Math Curse; this year, it's Mr. Newton who says, " . . . if you listen closely enough, you can hear the poetry of science in everything." What follows is a madcap collection of science poetry that lampoons familiar songs ("Glory, glory, evolution") and poems ("Once in first grade I was napping"). The whole lacks the zany unity of its predecessor, opting for an impressionistic tour of scientific terms and principles; the illustrations are less integrated into the text as well, if individually often quite inspired (a set of antiqued nursery rhyme panels are just perfect). Some of the poems rise to the level of near genius (" 'Twas fructose, and the vitamins / Did zinc and dye [red #8]"), while others settle for the satisfyingly gross ("Mary had a little worm. / She thought it was a chigger"). If this offering falls short of the standard set by Math Curse, it will nevertheless find an eager audience, who will hope that the results of Mr. Picasso's curse will soon be forthcoming. (Poetry. 8-12) (Kirkus Reviews)