Thunder Underground by Jane Yolen

Thunder Underground

Thunder Underground by Jane Yolen; illustrated by Josee Masse. 2017. Mixed media. Published by WordSong.

Brief summary: This collection of short poems about various things are all about what can be found underground or live in the ground. A boy and girl move through the book exploring the poetry’s topic. Some of these things are man-made or are in Nature. Examples are animal homes, magma, caves, ancient cities, fossils, and many more interesting subjects.  Past and present are discussed.

Comments: Full paged illustrations with rhyming words. Notes are in the back on the topic of each poem. Students will want to learn more about the poem’s topic. I can see this being paired with nonfiction books or even research on the internet. I think this book will expose students to things under the ground they may not be aware of in everyday life. I consider this a  book of wonder that could develop curiosity in students to seek more information.

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