Synopses & Reviews
andldquo;Just the thing for readers with a burgeoning interest in poetryandmdash;or angling.andrdquo;andmdash;Publishers Weekly
Nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad. So when his pesky little sister, Lucy, horns in on their fishing trip, heandrsquo;s none too pleased. All ends well in this winsome book of poemsandmdash;each labeled with its proper poetic form. Together the poems build a dawn-to-dusk story of a father-son bond, of sibling harmony lost and foundandmdash;and, most of all, of delicious anticipation. Charming line drawings animate the poetry with humor and drama, and the extensive Poetandrsquo;s Tackle Box at the end makes this the perfect primer to hook aspiring poets of all ages.
Packed with the intensity of everyday pain and sorrow, kids and adults exchange the words that convey grief, delight, love and acceptance of themselves and others.
The poems successfully navigate the complicated terrain for those who seek forgiveness.
"Sidman's collection could help young poets express themselves and learn from their mistakes." Book Links January 2008 Book Links, ALA
"Delicate, mixed-media illustrations...add touches of whimsy and wit to these delightful missives." SLJ December 2007 School Library Journal
Join nine-year-oldand#160;Catfish Sam as he captures a day of adventure in his netand#8212;and in verse and#8212; in this unique middle grade novel told through poems and comic illustrations.
When Mrs. Merz asks her sixth grade class to write poems of apology, they end up liking their poems so much that they decide to put them together into a book. Not only that, but they get the people to whom they apologized to write poems back. A mesmerizing collection of poetry that's perfect for inspiring childrenand#160;age nine and up to find their own poetic voice.and#160;
About the Author
Tamera Wissinger was inspired to write this novel-in-verse after writing "Night Crawlers," a poem that stemmed from her fun childhood memories of night crawler hunting withandnbsp;her dad before fishing trips. A graduate of Hamline Universityand#8217;s MFA Writing for Children program, Tamera Wissinger shares her time between Chicago and Florida. This is her first book.