Predator and Prey: A Conversation in Verse

by Susannah Buhrman-Deever and Bert Kitchen

Short poems introduce pairs of predators and their prey, showing how they interact... read more

Short poems introduce pairs of predators and their prey, showing how they interact in hunts that are sometimes successful and sometimes foiled. There is natural drama in each of these poems, which are sometimes side-by-side and sometimes in two voices, but always clever, engaging, and grounded in real science. The science behind the poems appears in a box on each page, providing fascinating background information about the ways different creatures have evolved in to hunt and to survive the hunt. The poems add another layer of understanding to the delicate dance between each pair. Realistic watercolor and gouache illustrations add to the overall scientific tone, and the extensive bibliography of sources is equally impressive. (Ages 4–9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2020

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