I like how Yolen has covered every underground item: worms, subway, caves, etc. The poems are clever too. The one negative is that there are references that youngsters won’t understand, such as “Atilla and his hordes.” There are explanations in the back, but it doesn’t exactly work for a child to flip back and forth from poem to explanation to understand what he/she is reading. Though the target audience is young children, the vocabulary is at a higher level so some students may need assistance. Overall, a nice poetry book.
Review by Teresa Edmunds, Westbrook Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 1-3
Written by Jane Yolen, Illustrated Josée Masse
Wordsong, an imprint of Highlights
Release Date: March 28, 2017
A review copy was provided by the publisher.