Loses its cool, spews ash cloud--
Looking for something different for a curious kid that loves non-fiction? You’ve got to check out this innovative book by Sally M. Walker and William Grill. Earth verse is a combination of haiku, gorgeous art, and earth science. The haiku section encourages kids to think about earth’s processes from new, playful perspectives. Who knew rocks could be so relatable? Even my 3-year-old loved the concept of earth’s layers as a hard-boiled egg! The haikus are accompanied by accurate illustrations, skillfully showing familiar concepts from fresh angles. At the end, there are deeper explanations about the earth, minerals and rocks, fossils, earthquakes and volcanoes, and water in all its forms. It would be a great aid in the classroom, but it is also a beautiful book to have at home. Just leave it lying around to inspire curiosity and awe about our planet.