Connor and Clara Build a Concrete Poem

Connor and Clara Build a Concrete Poem

by Megan Atwood, Reginald Butler

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Children's Literature - Ellen Welty
Concrete poems are those written so that the shape of the poem looks like the subject of the poem. While the premise of the "Poetry Builders" series seems like a good idea, the execution of the idea falls short. Trying to package a writing lesson as a story is not successful in this or other titles in the series. This book is thirty-two pages long, there is no character development since the focus is on the lesson, and the lesson is one that could be better taught by a competent teacher in a class, allowing the students to engage with each other and the teacher instead of trying to learn the lesson from the book. The illustrations in this particular book are not bad, but nice illustrations do not make up for the lack of plot or character. Teachers and librarians should spend their limited budgets on poetry, rather than on poor attempts to create a story from a lesson. Not recommended. Reviewer: Ellen Welty

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Norwood House Press
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Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)
470L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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