Countdown to Summer: A Poem for Every Day of the School Yearby J. Patrick Lewis, Ethan Long
Whether readers love poetry, riddles, and rhymes or just like to laugh, this richly varied collection of original poems is sure to keep them coming back for more! J. Patrick Lewis's fun and accessible poetry features delightful wordplay and a variety of subjects and forms featured in a compendium that counts down from the first day of school to the last. Paired… See more details below
Whether readers love poetry, riddles, and rhymes or just like to laugh, this richly varied collection of original poems is sure to keep them coming back for more! J. Patrick Lewis's fun and accessible poetry features delightful wordplay and a variety of subjects and forms featured in a compendium that counts down from the first day of school to the last. Paired with Ethan Long's lively art, these poems will have readers wishing there were more days in the school year!
A lively and mostly lighthearted countdown to summer, beginning with #180, "A Sixth Grader Sees the Future." "In a billion years, A.D.,/Our sun will shine for none to see./...And I won't have to go to school." The selections feature a range of topics, including food, pets, school and teachers, and the natural world. Many are quite silly, though a few are serious, such as #76, "The Ninth Ward," which laments the fate of a victim of Hurricane Katrina: "Her miracle went to a passerby." There are limericks, concrete poems, riddles, factoids, and playful epitaphs. Holiday poems mark the passage of the school year: Columbus Day and Eid ul-Fitr, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas, and on through the remainder of the school year. Cartoon illustrations keep the mood light and breezy. This collection may be most appreciated by teachers, who'll find it an appealing and accessible introduction to whimsical wordplay.-Marilyn Taniguchi, Beverly Hills Public Library, CA
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 11 Years
Meet the Author
J. Patrick Lewis is a prolific writer of children's picture books and poetry books, including Tulip at the Bat, The Bookworm's Feast, Blackbeard: the Pirate King, and The Last Resort.
Ethan Long is the author and illustrator of Tickle the Duck, Stop Kissing Me!, and Duck's Not Afraid of the Dark and has illustrated a number of other children's books including Stinky Feet Smell by Margie Palatini and Oh Yeah! by Tom Birdseye. His new animated short series, 'Tasty Time with ZeFronk' will be premiering in November on Playhouse Disney.
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