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A 15-year-old girl named Jessie voices typical—and not so typical—teenage concerns in this unique, hilarious collection of poems. Her musings about trying out new makeup and hairstyles, playing volleyball and cello, and dealing with her annoying younger brother are never boring or predictable. Who else do you know who designs her own clothes and writes poetry to her cat? Jessies a girl with strong opinions, and she isnt shy about sharing them. Her funny, sarcastic take on high school life is revealed through concrete poetry: words, ideas, type, and design that combine to make pictures and patterns. The poems are inventive, irreverent, irresistible, and full of surprises—just like Jessie—and the playful layout and ingenious graphics extend the wry humor.

Synopsis:

Presents a collection of poems in which fifteen-year-old Jessie voices such teenage concerns as making new friends, getting along with an annoying younger brother, finding the right makeup and hairstyle, playing volleyball, and attending school prep rallies.

About the Author

John Grandits is an award-winning book and magazine designer and the author of "Beatrice Black Bear," a monthly cartoon for Click magazine. He lives in Red Bank, N.J., with his wife, Joanne, a children's librarian, and Gilbert, an evil cat. His first book of concrete poetry, Technically, It's Not My Fault, followed the adventures of a boy named Robert, who was often in conflict with his older sister, Jessie. Blue Lipstick gives Jessie a chance to tell her side of the story.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547532127
Subtitle:
Concrete Poems
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Illustrator:
John Grandits
Author:
John Grandits
Author:
Grandits, John
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Children's poetry, American
Subject:
Concrete poetry, American.
Subject:
Poetry - Humorous
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Children's poetry
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070521
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two-color illustrations
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9 x 6.5 x 0.13 in 0.3 lb
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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