Volcano Wakes Up! (Paperback)
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Playful, kid-friendly poems from five alternating points of view explore the volcanic process and its effect on the surrounding land, flora, and fauna. From the lava crickets to the ferns, everyone has something to say about it! Follow one day--from sunrise to moonrise--on the slopes of a young, about-to-shout volcano.
Science-loving kids will get a kick out of this exciting look at an erupting volcano, and the creative poems offer something for everyone.
About the Author
Lisa Westberg Peters is the author of several books for young readers, including The Sun, the Wind and the Rain. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and two daughters.
Steve Jenkins (1952-2022) was the author, designer, and illustrator of more than eighty science and natural world picture books for young readers, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award-winner The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, and the Caldecott Honor Book What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? (co-created with his wife Robin Page). He also collaborated with many other authors, contributing his colorful torn paper art collages to April Pulley Sayre’s Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep, Lisa Westberg Peters’ Volcano Wakes Up!, and Valerie Worth’s Pug and Other Animal Poems.
“A humorous, imaginitive, and artful concept.” —Publishers Weekly
“An intriguing classroom read-aloud choice for many voices.” —Booklist
“[This] package makes for one hot topic.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A cheerful compilation.” —School Library Journal