And lots of water
May be Enough to make him
Laugh and sing!
This fun and modern twist on an old poetry form, acrostics, will make you laugh and smile from page one! Here you can plunge into mud with a pig, enjoy Christmas with a fox, and talk sense to a silly worm.
With a delightful splash of colorful collage on each page, every animal is captured in a lyrical vision highlighting the uncommon in the seeming common, quietly awaiting your discovery. This poetry collection can’t help but trigger any young reader, teen or adult imagination!
Raven Howell’s whimsical menagerie in Gibber will delight and captivate younger readers. From the outcast ant to the unique yak, Howell’s perceptive poems reverently render each creature’s essence within the confines of the acrostic—an ancient poetic form familiar to many children—to reveal the enduring pleasure of a firefly’s “Luminescent light” or the “Sweeping shimmer of sun” cast by a brood of newly hatched chicks. Like the discerning bird for which she is named, Howell has gathered us a gleaming, glimmering collection.
—Jo Pitkin, author of Cradle of the American Circus: Poems from Somers, New York
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just got my mail – I am positively thrilled with this new book!! Every poem is more clever than the last –Tuna! Mole! Frog! Slug! I love them all! And the artwork (collage) is so clever. Are there any more words for brilliant? Gibber is lovely!