“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Ocean Soup: Tide-Pool Poems. Written by Stephen R. Swinburne and illustrated by Mary Peterson. Charlesbridge. c., 2010.
Reading Level: Ages 6-9
Synopsis: These poems introduce the reader to several different tide-pool creatures. Each poem is told from the point of view of that species.
Rationale for Classroom Use: These poems would be great to use because it could be use to connect reading poetry with science. There are many facts about these tide-pool creatures that can be learned from the poems and the information given at the bottom of each page.
Common Core Connection: These poems can be used when talking about elements of poetry such as stanzas and lines. Point of view can also be discussed and how the poems would have been different if told from the third person point of view. This book could also be used in science when discussing ecosystems.