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~DOWNLOAD EBOOK ☥ Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night ♄ ANewbery Honor Book Come feel the cool and shadowed breeze, come smell your way among the trees, come touch rough bark and leathered leaves Welcome to the night Welcome to the night, where mice stir and furry moths flutter Where snails spiral into shells as orb spiders circle in silk Where the roots of oak trees recover and repair from their time in the light Where the porcupette eats delicacies raspberry leaves and coos and sings Come out to the cool, night wood, and buzz and hoot and howl but do beware of the great horned owl for it s wild and it s windy way out in the woods This Newbery Honor winning picture book combines beautifully written poetry with facts of the forest and elaborate illustrations to form a marvelously engaging collection BEAUTIFUL MESMERIZING HAUNTING. A stunningly illustrated, excellent collection of poems about creatures of the night Some poems were better than others I especially loved the Spider poem. This is a picture book written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Rick Allen It won the Newberry Honor Book of 2011 This is a beautiful book of poems that explain the nocturnal world The book contains a poem on one page and facts about the forest on the opposite page There is a poem of a spider on one page, Night Spider s Advice, the opposite page has facts about spiders It explains how spiders build their webs, the different insects they hunt, among other important facts There are poems This is a picture book written by Joyce Sidman and illustrated by Rick Allen It won the Newberry Honor Book of 2011 This is a beautiful book of poems that explain the nocturnal world The book contains a poem on one page and facts about the forest on the opposite page There is a poem of a spider on one page, Night Spider s Advice, the opposite page has facts about spiders It explains how spiders build their webs, the different insects they hunt, among other important facts There are poems and facts about bats, mushrooms, crickets, etc The illustrator used linoleum cuts, wood engraving, and broadsheets The illustrations contain black thick lines and dark colors There is texture and composition that create balance.The book is recommended for children 6 9 years old Teachers can use it as a read out loud or book project Sources BarnesandNoble.com and Children and Youth literature class Our oldest loves owls and is in a poetry writing frenzy right now, so when I saw this book at our local library, I just knew that it would be great for her The poems are short, fun to read aloud and many of them rhyme I loved the poem about the owl and how the poem itself took the shape of an owl Also, both fascinating and educational are the little snippets of information about each poem s topic that expounds a little on the subject without being overly detailed or boring We loved Rick Alle Our oldest loves owls and is in a poetry writing frenzy right now, so when I saw this book at our local library, I just knew that it would be great for her The poems are short, fun to read aloud and many of them rhyme I loved the poem about the owl and how the poem itself took the shape of an owl Also, both fascinating and educational are the little snippets of information about each poem s topic that expounds a little on the subject without being overly detailed or boring We loved Rick Allen s linoleum cuts and wood engraving print illustrations that really conveyed the mysterious and shadow filled wonders of the night Our girls had fun pointing out the eft on each page as we marveled at the pictures We really enjoyed reading this book together and took our time, only reading a couple of poems each night Poems about animals of the night Illustrations were alright I liked how the author gave a brief nonfiction description of each of the animals in her poems. I m very slowly trying to read all the Newbery Medal winners and Honor Books, and this was a Newbery Honor Book for 2011 But I must admit I bought it just because of that cover What a powerful image And the artwork between the covers is wonderful, too Even the Table of Contents page is colorful and fun to look at.The book sticks to a strict pattern of poetry on the left hand page, and on the right, a short lesson about the outdoor world at night I learned quite a lot from those lessons S I m very slowly trying to read all the Newbery Medal winners and Honor Books, and this was a Newbery Honor Book for 2011 But I must admit I bought it just because of that cover What a powerful image And the artwork between the covers is wonderful, too Even the Table of Contents page is colorful and fun to look at.The book sticks to a strict pattern of poetry on the left hand page, and on the right, a short lesson about the outdoor world at night I learned quite a lot from those lessons Some of the poetry rhymes, some doesn t Some of it is simple and some is a bitintricate It s all very intriguing, and should appeal to readers of all ages But I m thinking it might be better for younger children to read with an adult someone to explain theunfamiliar words, and point out things a child might miss like the fact that, in the poem about the Dark Emperor, the text is actually shaped like a stylized owl This beautifully illustrated book of poetry shines a light on the mystery of night time, answering the question, what happens when we are asleep and all is dark and still Sidman s explanation is that nocturnal insects and plants come to life, including crickets, who noisily rub a hard file on their wings to attract a mate, baby porcupines, who are called porcupettes ,and snails, who add an extra layer to their shells every night All of these fun facts are vividly illustrated by Rick Allen s ri This beautifully illustrated book of poetry shines a light on the mystery of night time, answering the question, what happens when we are asleep and all is dark and still Sidman s explanation is that nocturnal insects and plants come to life, including crickets, who noisily rub a hard file on their wings to attract a mate, baby porcupines, who are called porcupettes ,and snails, who add an extra layer to their shells every night All of these fun facts are vividly illustrated by Rick Allen s rich painstakingly detailed linoleum prints Although wonderfully descriptive, the poetry remains very accessible for children due to its simple structure of rhyming couplets which describe night time according to different senses What is particularly interesting about the book is that it crosses over into science, with clear explanations of the special features of nocturnal creatures and their habitats, making it a useful resource for science literacy cross curricular work This book would be a fantastic resource for Y3 or Y4 children, and could be used as an excellent introduction into poetry writing This is a beautifully illustrated book of poetry The illustrations were made by a process of relief painting A drawing or sketch is transferred onto a block of wood or sheet of linoleum mounted on wood, and the drawing is then cut and carved away using a variety of tools The areas left uncut are covered with ink and printed on paper by hand or on a press The outcome is a lavishly detailed picture shadowed with soft light that mimics twilight, dawn or a delicate moonlight evening The relie This is a beautifully illustrated book of poetry The illustrations were made by a process of relief painting A drawing or sketch is transferred onto a block of wood or sheet of linoleum mounted on wood, and the drawing is then cut and carved away using a variety of tools The areas left uncut are covered with ink and printed on paper by hand or on a press The outcome is a lavishly detailed picture shadowed with soft light that mimics twilight, dawn or a delicate moonlight evening The relief paintings are inviting and colorful, already reimaging night for young children as a place of great activity and welcome instead of place of silence and fright This book would complement a science unit on the animals and plants of the forest Each poem focuses on a creature the raccoon, the snail, the spider or a plant mushrooms, oak tree , explaining lyrically information about it On the opposite page, the author includes additional scientific facts and details that further illuminate the poems and pictures For example, we learn that a scientist named A.E Dolbear once figured out a formula that calculates the outside temperature based on how a fast a cricket sings with his wings I would recommend this book of poems for children between three and ten Younger children can enjoy the poems and the illustrations they may not want to sit through the longer scientific explanations The illustrations are vivid enough to serve as inspirations for younger readers own stories and poems Younger readers can glean lessons or advice from these night voices like the cricket s compulsion to sing, sing, till the branches tremble and life swells to a single searing unstoppable sound Many children will recognize their own need for passionate and creative self expression in the cricket s voice Older children certainly will enjoy the poems and pictures however, they also will learn a great deal from the included science, matching the poetic images to the hard facts Moreover, older readers may discuss some of thephilosophical elements of the poems like the wandering eft s a type of newt or salamander conclusion that life is rov ing till you re weary, then return ing to the pond, where you ll dream of your life as an eft vagabond In this image, older children may see the classic archetype of life as a cycle, where death is a type of return to a dream state The poems also hold lessons on literary terms like alliteration, metaphor, assonance or consonance A teacher can use the text in this way as well, asking students to write their own night poems using some of these techniques Joyce Sidman s poems are good mentor text candidates For all readers, I think this book wonderfully redefines nighttime as a world worth exploring instead of avoiding out of fear and misunderstanding