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Zoomrimes: Poems About Things That Go
     

Zoomrimes: Poems About Things That Go

by Sylvia Cassedy, Michele Chessare (Illustrator)
 

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Using the alphabet as a framework, Sylvia Cassedy has written twenty-six poems about things that go. Full of workplay and utilizing a wide range of poetic forms, the poems startle the reader into seeing the world-and our language-anew.

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Using the alphabet as a framework, Sylvia Cassedy has written twenty-six poems about things that go. Full of workplay and utilizing a wide range of poetic forms, the poems startle the reader into seeing the world-and our language-anew.

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Janice Del Negro
As in her previous book "Roomrimes" (1987), Cassedy uses the alphabet as a jumping-off point. Here, she presents 26 poems about things that go. "Ark", "balloon", and "camel" start her poetic alphabet, which ends with "yacht" and "zeppelin". But Cassedy does not always choose the obvious. Also included among "things that go" are "moon", "rocking chair", and "night train" ("Here comes the night train, / carrying night. / Stowed into packing crates, / corked into jars, / is a glimmer of light"). Black-and-white pen-and-ink drawings, while not outstanding, have humor and charm and do not detract from the text. Cassedy writes about subjects that children can identify with and puts them into an accessible poetic form that lends itself to reading aloud. Useful for introducing poetry to young children, the book is recommended for large school and public library collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060226336
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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