Saturday, July 13, 2013
Editor: Paul B. Janeczko
Illustrator: Robert Rayevsky
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Publication Year: 2007
Location: Knox County Public Library- Lawson McGhee
Awards: Horn Book starred review
Summary: A collection of poems written to address objects. The poets included range from Emily Dickinson to Ogden Nash to J. Patrick Lewis; and the objects that are addressed range from a mote of dust to the Vietnam War Memorial. The illustrations have muted watercolor backgrounds with sketched in characters that give a very modern vibe to the book.
Classroom Ideas: The central conceit of this collection would be an easy one to introduce to kids and have them to attempt their own poems of address. The poems all have rhythm and many have rhyme. There are forms and figures here to appeal to any reader.
Extras: table of contents