Wonderful Words: Poems About Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

Wonderful Words: Poems About Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening


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Come, words, come in your every color.
Whether we are sharing poems or secrets, acting onstage, or just telling jokes, the words we use are our best friends. Join acclaimed poet Lee Bennett Hopkins in this glorious collection celebrating words in speech, reading, language, and drama and how they influence our lives. Works by Emily Dickinson, Eve Merriam, and Nikki Grimes make whispers, metaphors, and dreams come alive, while Karen Barbour's illustrations interpret the magic of language with vivid hues. This is a collection sure to inspire wordsmiths of all ages, over and over. And just maybe there's a poet who didn't know it in you!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689835889
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,204,588
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

LEE BENNETT HOPKINS is a distinguished poet, writer, and anthologist whose poetry collections include the highly acclaimed Hand in Hand: An American History Through Poetry, illustrated by Peter Fiore, and My America: A Poetry Atlas of the United States, and America at War, both illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. Mr. Hopkins’s numerous awards include the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for “lasting contributions to children’s literature” and both the Christopher Award and a Golden Kite Honor for his verse novel Been to Yesterdays: Poems of a Life. He lives in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Wonderful Words: Poems About Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lisab818 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The poems in this book are very practical for use in the classroom at any level. "Metaphor" and "Haiku" demonstrate particular styles and elements, while some poems just speak about the power of words and books. The illustrations add to the mood of each piece. I would recommend this book for classroom libraries to demonstrate poetry writing and specific literary elements.