Overview

Here is a fresh new collection of ?pocket-size? poetry. This lively anthology is packed with kid-friendly poems, all eight lines or less, and features irresistibly playful artwork. Join the fun with such favorite poets as Eve Merriam, Jack Prelutsky, Langston Hughes, and Ogden Nash. Perfect to celebrate Poem-in-Your-Pocket Day. School Library Journal, starred review for Pocket Poems



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Overview

Here is a fresh new collection of ?pocket-size? poetry. This lively anthology is packed with kid-friendly poems, all eight lines or less, and features irresistibly playful artwork. Join the fun with such favorite poets as Eve Merriam, Jack Prelutsky, Langston Hughes, and Ogden Nash. Perfect to celebrate Poem-in-Your-Pocket Day. School Library Journal, starred review for Pocket Poems



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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
Since the first anthology was so well received, Katz has followed up with More Pocket Poems, 44 poems that are also just right for "Poem in Your Pocket Day." Elementary school children will be introduced to esteemed poets such as John Ciardi, Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Eve Merriam, Ogden Nash, and Shakespeare, to name a few. The poems move from season to season with language and images that will resonate with their readers. "Put the World in Your Pocket" by Bobbi Katz and an excerpt from "More Opposites" by Richard Wilbur are the bookends for the appropriate and short pocket poems. One of my favorites is "August Ice Cream Cone Poem" by Paul B. Janeczko. Be sure to recite the title of the poem prior to saying this two-word poem: "Lick/quick." To be sure everyone will "get it" give out ice cream cones on a very hot day. From animals to weather, to Halloween ghosts and witches, to interpersonal relationships, and nature's delicious treats, children will enjoy hearing and reciting the poetry found here. Zemke's high-energy illustrations show children interacting with one another, having a good time no matter what the season. Spring pastels lead into summer greens, then turn to autumn golds and purples. Winter blue and white accompany the final seasonal poems. What a terrific way to introduce children to a broad range of poets. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo
School Library Journal

K-Gr 4

This lighthearted companion to Katz's Pocket Poems (Dutton, 2004) features 27 selections by a variety of favorite poets. From spring to winter there is an air of excitement and sense of anticipation as each new season dawns, holding the promise of fresh pleasures. Playful watercolor illustrations capture the joyous spirit of the poems, most of which have catchy rhymes. This appealing anthology is sure to capture the imagination of even the most reluctant readers.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY

Kirkus Reviews
Out in time for National Poetry Month-and specifically April 30th, which is Poem In Your Pocket Day-this follow-up to 2004's Pocket Poems (illustrated by Marilyn Hafner) offers nearly 50 more short verses and excerpts paired to bright cartoon scenes of, mostly, children at play in various settings. The underlying theme is seasonal, with topics that range from Emily Dickinson's "Dear March, come in!" and Paul B. Janeczko's "August Ice Cream Poem" ("Lick / quick") to a Halloween "Skeleton Parade" from Jack Prelutsky and Jorge Torres's bilingual "Jose in Winter: El Invierno." Though weighted toward more recent work (with four contributions by Katz), a clip from the Navajo Night Chant, part of the witches' incantation from Macbeth and several traditional jump-rope or other rhymes read freshly enough to fit in. Plenty of good choices here for memorizing, for reading aloud or just . . . reading. Afterword on the importance of poetry to language development. (Poetry. 7-10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101646694
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/19/2009
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 894,314
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • File size: 23 MB
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Meet the Author

Bobbi Katz has published numerous books, and her individual poems are widely anthologized. She lives in New York City and Upstate New York.

Deborah Zemke is a designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books. She lives in Missouri with her family.

Bobbi Katz has published numerous books, and her individual poems are widely anthologized. She lives in New York City and Upstate New York.

Deborah Zemke is a designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books. She lives in Missouri with her family.

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