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Doodle Dandies: Poems That Take Shape

Lewis, J. Patrick

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ISBN 10: 0689848897 / ISBN 13: 9780689848896
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2002
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Title: Doodle Dandies: Poems That Take Shape

Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Synopsis:

I
am
a
nee
dle
of
steel
glass &
cement
102
stories
high on a clear
day you can see
200
miles out into the
Atlantic or watch
hundreds of ants
scurrying like
people on the sidewalks
below & the yellow
bugs racing recklessly
along the city streets &
ride the elevator all the
way down in 37 seconds
FLAT

From School Library Journal:

Grade 3-6?Lewis, who has long been a master of a variety of poetic forms, has created an inventive collection of concrete poems. In each selection, the essence of the subject is captured in the typeface used for the words, the shape in which the lines are arranged, and through Desimini's brilliant mixed-media collages. Lines about a skyscraper take the form of that structure ("I /am/ a/ nee/dle /of/steel/glass &/cement...") and are set against a background of a clouded sky, small silhouettes of pedestrians, and rows of taxis. In "Big Cat," the words "day delights/in jungle cries/night ignites/its tiger eyes" wrap around the eyes of a tiger that stare dramatically at readers from a double-page spread. Every page of this book is well designed, creating words and images that work together in harmony. From the lavender endpapers that feature a mix of childlike drawings and letters in different typefaces, and the magic-marker doodles surrounding the various shapes on the CIP page, to the final page, each spread is fresh and inviting. Doodle Dandies captures the joy that wordplay can bring. It deserves a place on every library shelf.?Kathleen Whalin, Greenwich Country Day School, CT
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