Thank you, Julie at The Drift Record for hosting Poetry Friday.
Who hasn’t heard of this fabulous new anthology?
My school is currently finishing up reading the nominees for the Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Award.
I read the nominee, Pluto Visits Earth by Steve Metzger, illustrations by Jared Lee last week. One of the students immediately recognized the art work as the guy who illustrates the Black Lagoon series by Mike Thaler.
Then students listened to this great poem from the Poetry Friday Anthology to pair with this book:
Uh, Oh Plutoby Jeannine Atkins
Once Pluto was proud to be called one of nine planets.But astronomers decided he was too small,
too far away from the Sun, made unpredictable orbits.
They tore pictures of poor Pluto off walls
and museum halls showed only eight planets.
Happily, Pluto found new friends, streaking balls
of rocks, dust, and ice called comets.
Orbiting whimsically together, Pluto is greatest of all.
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