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Eating My Words

And 128 Other Poems

March 5, 2024 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9798765625194
$20.99
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Description

At lunch, / I ate three cans / of alphabet soup. / An hour later / I had / thesaurus / throat / ever.

Brian Cleary brings his trademark humor and wordplay to middle grade readers in this poetry collection. Featuring limericks, concrete poems, haiku, quatrains, acrostics, and much more, the book is in equal parts entertaining and educational. Spot illustrations accompany the poems, as do brief notes about poetic forms and poetic devices. An exceedingly accessible resource for poetry month--and all year round!


About this Author

ISBN: 9798765625194
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 120
Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Published: 2024-03-05

Reviews

"Teachers will no doubt love these instructional aspects of the book, but children will appreciate the amusing poems themselves . . . With kid-friendly subjects like pets, school, and family, and colorful cartoony illustrations, readers are sure to find plenty to tickle their funny bone. Reviewer Rating: 4"--Children's Literature

"Simultaneously a book of poems and a primer on poetic craft . . . An excellent addition to poetry collections, this volume will excite and engage, and--most importantly--it will empower children to write poems of their own."--School Library Journal

"Readers will gobble up heaping helpings of this humorous literary smorgasbord, but it's also suitable for savoring slowly."--Kirkus Reviews

"The poet's apparent preference for shorter forms may encourage reluctant readers to stay the course and inexperienced writers to stretch their language skills. The illustrations, which are likewise drawn from the earlier series, add comical cartoon spot art or riffs featuring a racially diverse cast of, mostly, children in various predicaments."--Booklist

"An astounding work-the crème de la crème from the best of the best!"-- Kenn Nesbitt, former US Children's Poet Laureate

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