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Mr. Tiffin's class is having poet Emily Crane visit his classroom on "Poem in Your Pocket" day. Elinor is excited. She visits the library and learns about poetry, reads poetry, and hears about similies and metaphors in class. . .and she's sure she will come up with the perfect poem. But as her classmates come up with poems all around her, she stays silent, thinking that her poems aren't perfect enough. A heartwarming tale about the fun of poetry and how poems don't demand perfection, this charmingly illustrated book is perfect for Poem in Your Pocket Day and year-round poetry appreciation!
40 pages. Preschool-Grade 3. Illustrated by award-winning G. Brian Karas, and written by the author of How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin.
Vendor: Random House
The Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's PoemsDonald Hall(ED.)Oxford University Press / 2001 / Trade Paperback$11.66 Retail:
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Once again, Margaret McNamara sets her playful, child-friendly story in the classroom, and this time, poetryfrom metaphors to acrostics to haikuis the name of the game. The focus here is on Elinor, whose confidence falters as she tries to write something "perfect" for Poem in Your Pocket Day and impress a visiting poet. G. Brian Karas's accessible, adorable illustrations add to the fun.
Includes a list of Mr. Tiffin's tips for celebrating Poem in Your Pocket Day.
"A nimble introduction to poetry as well as a sensitive look at the perils of perfectionism." The New York Times
"Pair this book with the works of Shel Silverstein, Paul B. Janeczko, Jack Prelutsky, Douglas Florian, or Robert Louis Stevenson." School Library Journal, Starred
G. BRIAN KARAS is the prolific, versatile, and award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? and The Apple Orchard Riddle. He also illustrated Neville by Norton Juster; Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming, which received four starred reviews; Are You Going to Be Good? by Cari Best, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Home on the Bayou, recipient of the Boston GlobeHorn Book Award; and Muncha! Muncha! Muncha! by Candace Fleming. Visit him at GBrianKaras.com.
Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"…a great book to share during National Poetry Month… this title shines a light on a subject worthy of discussion."
School Library Journal, starred review