Today's featured review comes from Round 1 Poetry judge and Cybils regular Mary Lee Hahn, who blogs with fellow teacher Franki Sibberson at A Year of Reading. Fun fact: Did you know they keep a list of 100 Cool Teachers in Children's Literature? Laura Ingalls and Professor McGonagall aren't the only cool teachers you'll find--go check it out.
One of her reviews this past year was of Cybils Poetry finalist UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian (also no stranger around the Cybils). His poems explore the lives and communities of honeybees and their importance to our ecosystem. In Mary Lee's review, she cites a sample poem and sings the book's praises:
Read the sample poem and full review here.
Douglas Florian does it again! A perfect trifecta of illustrations and poems and just enough information on every page.