How would you describe the personality of this passage? How does the writing make you feel?
Inside clouds, water droplets budge and bump, crash and clump. The drops grow larger and larger, heavier and heavier until they fall to the earth.
When rain falls in a forest, scurrying squirrels suddenly stop. They pull their long, bushy tails over their heads like umbrellas.
A hawk puffs out its feathers to keep water out and warmth in. Chickadees stay warm and dry inside their tree hole homes.
Did you come up with words like these? They describe the voice.
Here are some more great nonfiction book with a lyrical voice:
A Butterfly is Patient by Diana Hutts Aston (illus Sylvia Long)
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave by Laban Carrick Hill (illus. Bryan Collier)
An Egg is Quiet by Dianna Hutts Aston (illus. Sylvia Long)
A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston (illus Sylvia Long)
Step Gently Out by Helen Frost (illus Rick Lieder)
Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman (illus Beth Krommes)
Under the Snow by Melissa Stewart (illus. Constance R. Bergum)
Vulture View by April Pulley Sayre (illus Steve Jenkins)
When Rain Falls by Melissa Stewart (illus. Constance R. Bergum)