Poetry Month Contest!!

AnimalPartners_187It’s poetry month. How are you celebrating…with a haiku, maybe learning a little iambic pentameter or free verse is fun too! Whatever your preference, we love the art of creating poetry.

That is why this month we are previewing the fall title Animal Partners. Who would have thought that learning about symbiotic relationships in the animal kingdom would be this fun?


Disastrous Dinner Party

The birds arrived by threes and fours,
promised an eating spree.
The plates and cups were all in place;
the food was fresh and free.
The hostess, in her feathered gown,
was pouring the plankton tea,
when all at once the dining table
sank beneath the sea!

Scotti Cohn highlighted some of the world’s most unique partnerships that occur in nature throughout this 32 page picture book, and just wait until you see how POETRY-200x200Shennen Bersani interpreted the verse! The book won’t hit shelves until September, but you can have your own fun with poetry this month.

Make up your own poem about an animal relationship and post it in the comments. We will choose a winner and they will receive and advance copy of Animal Partners!!

Learn more about Animal Partners and our other upcoming fall books here.

2 thoughts on “Poetry Month Contest!!

  1. Plover’s Lunch
    By Lauri Meyers

    Please open up wide.
    I’ll flutter inside
    To pick out all your scraps.
    Forgotten to crunch,
    The rest of your lunch
    Still stuck in toothy gaps.

    A bit of fresh fish
    Is really delish
    A perfect birdy treat.
    A dentist like me
    Is helpful you see
    To keep incisors neat.

    But wait just a sec.
    I’ll take a raincheck.
    Your fishy grin seems cruel.
    It’s giving me pause-
    To eat in your jaws
    Would make me quite a fool!

    Gathering more specific information about the jaw lead me to find the relationship between crocodile and plover has not been documented and is likely mythical. Of course, I was nearly finished with the poem, and thus a surprise ending was born!

    Thanks for the fun contest.

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