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What are your favorite holiday memories? Your favorite gifts? Jane Yolen writes about pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving; Douglas Florian about playing with dreidels; Lee Bennett Hopkins about the true meaning of Christmas; J. Patrick Lewis about Mew Year’s Day. Have you ever wondered what a spider thinks at Christmas? Have you ever given a gift that later made you wonder, “What were we thinking?” Do you remember your first bike, your first baseball glove, your first bottle of perfume? As with Vardell and Wong’s second ...
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What are your favorite holiday memories? Your favorite gifts? Jane Yolen writes about pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving; Douglas Florian about playing with dreidels; Lee Bennett Hopkins about the true meaning of Christmas; J. Patrick Lewis about Mew Year’s Day. Have you ever wondered what a spider thinks at Christmas? Have you ever given a gift that later made you wonder, “What were we thinking?” Do you remember your first bike, your first baseball glove, your first bottle of perfume? As with Vardell and Wong’s second book in the PoetryTagTime series, P*TAG, photos provide writing prompts for these and two dozen other poems that will bring back warm gingered memories of your own family celebrations.
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Editorial Reviews

Roger Sutton (Read Roger Blog)
About PoetryTagTime:

[T]he organizing principle of the book is neat, with each poet "tagging" the next to write a poem which in some way links to his or her own. Fun and cheap: 99¢! The poems are light and lively, and I'm glad to report that the line-breaks remain sacrosanct no matter how you mess with the font size.
Teri Lesesne The Goddess of YA Literature
About P*TAG, Book 2 of the PoetryTagTime series:
[A] collection of poetry that simply: YOU. MUST. HAVE. . . . The results are spectacular. Here is an eBook worthy of classroom use with plenty of teen appeal. Plus, it is perfect for reading aloud as well.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013490406
  • Publisher: PoetryTagTime.com
  • Publication date: 11/18/2011
  • Series: PoetryTagTime , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

The PoetryTagTime series was created by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. Professor Vardell teaches in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University. Her current work focuses on poetry for young people, including her regular blog, PoetryforChildren. Janet Wong obtained her law degree from Yale, but decided to write for young people instead; she is the author of two dozen books, including Once Upon A Tiger.

Gift Tag features poems by: Jeannine Atkins, Jen Bryant, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Margarita Engle, Douglas Florian, Helen Frost, Joan Bransfield Graham, Lorie Ann Grover, Avis Harley, David L. Harrison, Sara Holbrook, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Bobbi Katz, Julie Larios, J. Patrick Lewis, Pat Mora, Ann Whitford Paul, Laura Purdie Salas, Michael Salinger, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, Charles Waters, April Halprin Wayland, Carole Boston Weatherford, Robert Weinstock, Steven Withrow, Allan Wolf, Janet Wong and Jane Yolen. For more info, visit www.PoetryTagTime.com.
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  • Posted December 16, 2011

    Great combination of photos and poetry

    I love how this collection uses photographs to inspire poems by some of the best children's poets around today. (One of them happens to be my good friend and co-blogger, April Halprin Wayland.) The photos range from humorous to stunning, and the poetry is amazing--so many wonderful images and feelings packed into 10 lines, or less!

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