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Carrots to cupcakes : reading, writing, and reciting poems about food

Poetry power

Poetry power.
Title:
Carrots to cupcakes : reading, writing, and reciting poems about food
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Publisher Info:
Edina, MN : ABDO Pub., c2008.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series:
Poetry power

Poetry power.
General Note:
"Super sandcastle."
Contents:
What is poetry? -- I can read -- Read with me -- Kids' corner -- Become a poet!
Abstract:
A collection of readings, writings, and poetry associated with food that explains how a poet uses words to help the reader understand the poem's meaning.
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Summary

Summary

This title includes over twelve poems by known poets like Bobbi Katz, Kenn Nesbitt, and Jack Prelutsky to name a few. Young readers will enjoy the vivid illustrations and the engaging poems all about food. There are sidebars to every poem explaining terminology such as narrative, catalog, repetition, and sound devices. This title also gives ideas on how to keep a poetry journal, put on a poetry reading and research other poets and poems to learn more!


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Part of the Super SandCastle: Poetry Power series, this picture book introduces basic poetry concepts through lighthearted verses about food. Divided into three sections, the book aims for readers at varying levels of independence. A first section, designed for young kids to read alone, presents poems that use a simpler vocabulary than those in the book's second section, which are intended to be read with an older reader. A final section features poems written by children. The spreads are bright and busy; each poem is paired with a colorful, computer-generated cartoon that matches the silliness in the words, and sidebars explain basic terms, such as personification, and invite children to share their opinions and experiences. The intended audience and format don't always mesh well. Pages titled I Can Read! may be off-putting to confident young readers, who may benefit the most from the presentation of concepts. Still this solid introduction to poetry, which includes selections from well-known writers for children, will find wide classroom use. Suggested activities and a glossary conclude.--Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2008 Booklist


Table of Contents

What is poetry?
I can read
Read with me
Kids' corner
Become a poet!