A delightful poetry collection that captures the joys, woes, and humor of childhood
From tummy butterflies on the first day of school, to the joys of slurping Jell-O, this playful poetry collection--cleverly told from the point of view of a child--highlights all the bumps and thrills of being a kid. Jenny Whitehead explores a variety of poetic forms with a range of rhymes, rhythms, and plenty of linguistic twists.
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Jenny Whitehead is the author/illustrator of Holiday Stew. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Kansas City, Missouri.From School Library Journal:
Gr 1-3-This collection of 38 amusing poems is somewhat uneven. Whitehead's strong points are her gift for point of view and a facility for the rhythms and sounds of words. "The Bug Hotel," written in the voice of an insect talking to a desk clerk at a hotel, is fun and original. An illustration depicts a big glass jar with various creatures lounging inside: "Our room is kind of stuffy,/we could use a little air-/would you be so kind and tap/a hole or two up there?" The author's child's-eye view is often right on target ("What could be slower/than turtles and snails?/Waiting for birthdays,/and popcorn to pop"). However in other poems, clich‚s creep in ("In the garden,/every spring,/the sparrows chirp,/the bluebirds sing"). The gouache-and-acrylic cartoon paintings are in soft colors and while appealing, don't have much more depth than a greeting card.
Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL
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Book Description Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0805082042
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