I had a very hard time reading this book, but for the love of Leslie Bulion’s science poetry I persevered.SPI-KU: A CLUTTER OF SHORT VERSE ON EIGHT LEGS is a collection of poems written by Lesion Bulion about spiders. I don’t like spiders. BUT I love Leslie Bulion’s poetry picture books so I had to push myself to get through this one. It took me a couple of years (it originally came out in 2021), but I did it!
There are a variety of poetry forms used here, as well as more types of spiders than I ever wanted to know existed. I keep thinking if I educate myself about them, they will be less creepy. But that apparently doesn’t work. I still flee the room and ask my husband take any errant eight-legged visitors in the house back outside.
Despite that, I had to share at least one poem. This really is a brilliant collection (and I know that everyone isn’t as bothered by spiders as I am). The illustrations by Robert Meganck are handled very well too. They are accurate and yet somehow friendly. The perfect mix!
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