Behind the Wheel: Driving Poems

Behind the Wheel: Driving Poems

by Janet S. Wong

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Overview


Forget kindergarten,

sharing.

Everything you need to know

you learn right here

behind the wheel.

So begins the title poem of this collection for young adults in which Janet S. Wong looks at driving as a metaphor for life. Through thirty-six poems that range in subject from passing the written driver's test and borrowing a car, to parallel parking and being pulled over by a cop, to car accidents and parents' anxieties, the poet succeeds in touching on all the subjects of concern to young people -- love, death, hopes and dreams.

Contemporary, honest, and direct, these poems offer a fresh approach to a subject of deep interest to today's young people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442421547
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Publication date: 08/30/2010
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Janet S. Wong is the author of more than a dozen picture books and poetry collections. Her work includes Night Garden: Poems from the World of Dreams, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book, and Knock on Wood: Poems About Superstitions, both illustrated by Julie Paschkis, as well as Grump, a Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Book, illustrated by John Wallace. Janet lives with her family in Medina, Washington.

Table of Contents


Contents

Ask a Friend

Behind the Wheel

Crash

Daddy and Shin

Down the Narrow

Grandmother's Car

Hard on the Gas

Hitchhiker

Hitchhiker 2

Insurance

Insurance for Teenage Drivers:

A New Plan

Jump-Start

Knuckles

Lessons in Braking

Likes of Us

Need to Read

Neighbors

OK

One Hand on the Wheel

ILMN444

OOXXOXO

Plain and Simple

Prisoner

Rest Stop

Restraint

Send Me a Signal

Short Sighted

Slow on the Curve

Speed Limit

Stuff

Three-Way Stop

Together

Wait Till When

When a Cop Stops You

You Have Got To

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