Poetry Friday: Jon Scieszka

In this audio clip, Jon Scieszka playfully reads selected poems from his book Science Verse (Penguin, 2004). I enjoy his chuckles after each poem, and I love how he incorporates both humor and poetry into the curricular area of science.

Listen to Jon Scieszka read multiple short poems from his book Science Verse. Enjoy!

Here’s a favorite excerpt from the poem “Evolution”:

Your mama is that shape,
And your knuckles always scrape …
‘Cause Grandpa was an ape.

Poetry Friday is hosted at Becky’s Book Reviews this week.

Posted by Danika Brubaker, MLS, Author & Publisher Liaison Librarian

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3 Responses to Poetry Friday: Jon Scieszka

  1. Laura Shovan March 12, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    That’s a great book. Love his book with math rhymes too “Math Curse” — so funny.

  2. Laura Evans March 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

    Hi Danika,

    I am saving your post to listen to Jon at the end of day. What a treat! Thanks!


  3. Laura Purdie Salas March 15, 2010 at 6:29 am #

    Danika, I love Science Verse. Have to admit I haven’t listened to the CD again since I very first bought the book, so it was fun to hear Jon read these. Clearly, I’m gonna need to get that CD out and listen to it again:>)

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