Synopses & Reviews
Have you ever tried to write a poem about a pizza? How about a pig? How about a pigeon, penguin, potato, Ping-Pong, parrot, puppy, pelican, porcupine, pie, pachyderm, or your parents?
Jack Prelutsky has written more than a thousand poems about all of these things—and many others. In this book he gives you the inside scoop on writing poetry and shows you how you can turn your own experiences and stories about your family, your pets, and your friends into poems. He offers tips, advice, and secrets about writing and provides some fun exercises to help you get started (or unstuck). You'll also get a behind-the-scenes look at the ingredients of some of his most popular poems. If you are a poet, want to be a poet, or if you have to write a poem for homework and you just need some help, this is the book for you!
Prelutsky has been messing with words, tickling sentences, and reveling in rhymes for years. In this anecdotal, informative, and funny book, America's Children's Poet Laureate shares his writing tips with kids of all ages.
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
Jack Prelutsky was the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate. He has filled more than fifty books of verse with his inventive wordplay, including the national bestsellers Scranimals
and The New Kid on the Block
. In a starred review, School Library Journal
called Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant
, also illustrated by Carin Berger, a "do-not-miss poetry pick." Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.
Carin Berger is an award-winning designer, artist, and creator of such picture books as The Little Yellow Leaf and A Perfect Day, among others. She assembled the dioramas, shadow boxes, and cut-paper collages in this book from ephemera—catalogues, old books, receipts, letters,and ticket stubs—as well as cigar boxes. Carin Berger lives in New York City.