Doodle Dandies: Poems That Take Shape

Doodle Dandies: Poems That Take Shape


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glass &
high on a clear
day you can see
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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689848896
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 03/01/2002
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 268,089
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Doodle Dandies: Poems That Take Shape 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ChristyFitch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: This book is filled with rhyming poems that can be read quickly. Each poem is written within shapes, like balls and animals.Personal Reaction: I feel like the poems are hard to read when written within certain shapes. Some of the poems make sense and some do not.Classroom Extension Ideas: 1. Students can write their own poems and write them in shapes that have to do with the subject of their poem.2. Students can take turns reading the poems in the book.
SarahChaisson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this book all the meaning of the story are depicted by the shapes. The words and the letters of the poem are on the shapes of the objects. For example, on a baseball says, "The fastball that you hope to poke is smoke". This is a very creative book and the illustrations are great for young children.
lisabankey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
These poems are really integrated in the illustrations. The poems topic shapes the words. For example *Lashondra Scores* the words follow the arc of a shooting basketball. But also the *o*s are all basketballs so as you read across the arc, you follow Lashondra's shot into the basket to score!Some of the poems are difficult to read, since at times the letters and words are printed backwards or another unique way. This may be challenging for struggling readers.
ashdawn21 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was basically a collection of short, cute, little poems that are kind of random! The poems range everything from baseball to bugs and many other fun little things!I really enjoyed reading this book because it was in a way kind of challenging to read because some of the poems were shaped weird and placed in odd spots. It also reminded me of when i was little I used to read I little poem book that had the same kind of concept.In the classroom we could have an entire discussion over these types of poems. Then after discussing them I would allow my students to create their own non-ryhming poems. Also, I could then have the students make up a poem that had to ryhme.
kikione on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute and clever poems written in the shape of what they represent fill this book. My favorite is the "weeping willow" done in the shape of a willow tree with a widow underneath...weeping.Students will have fun looking at these poems and then imagining some that they can write themselves.
newanddifferent on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gimicky poem book for kids in which the words and letters of the poems are laid out in shapes.
michelleraphael on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The poems are alright. The illustrations, however, are fun. But the big problem that I had with this book is that it was hard for me to read because of all the angles.