There's nothing like curling up with a good book, but you have to be careful. Before you know it, a minute turns into an hour, an hour turns into a day, and a day may turn into . . . eternity.
Inspired by the likes of Edward Lear, X. J. Kennedy, and Lewis Carroll, the author of Arithme-Tickle and Scien-Trickery has created a collection of original poems about books and reading that range from sweet to silly to laugh-out-loud funny. Newcomer Kyle M. Stone's clever, witty, and endearing paintings make this the perfect treat for book lovers of all ages.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.12(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.34(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
J. PATRICK LEWIS has written more than thirty-five books for children, including Arithme-Tickle and Scien-Trickery, both illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz. He lives in Ohio.
KYLE M. STONE makes his picture-book debut with Please Bury Me in the Library. He lives in Kansas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A big mature for elementary
This is book about books! The author writes various poems about books or readings. There are great illustrations that match each poem. My favorite poem was Great, Good, Bad. Short but to the point! This would be a very good book to have in a classroom. It could be used as a way to illustrate different poems, or have students identify what the various poems are. Also I think it would be great to have students write poems and draw fun illustrations to match. Good for grades 1-3
This book has sixteen different poems in it. Each poem is about books or reading books. The poems are witty and entertaining. The illustrations have cute pictures that match the poems with bright, vivid colors.I think that this is a very cute book. I love to read so I thought that it would be entertaining. There is a wide range of humor used with most of the poems. There were a few poems that I did not quite understand until I read them several times. Overall, the book was entertaining and had large, colorful illustrations.A teacher could have students identify a specific type of poem (example: haiku) and they could discuss how the author used that type of poem to write his poem. That way the students could get a better understanding of how to write the specified poem using the proper mechanics. Students could also write and illustrate their own poem about their favorite book or about the library.
Oh, I love this one - it was a Christmas present from my boys. The poems are clever and the artwork is beautiful. This is a book I will always keep.