This is two books in one. The first half is a collection of poetry specifically selected for use with middle- to upper-aged readers. In the second half Appelt tells where her ideas came from, and she offers writing suggestions for the young writer. An award winner, Kathi calls this book, "the little book that could."
About the Author
Kathi Appelt, at the age of seven, stumbled and fell into an alligator pit in San Antonio, Texas, a place where there should be no alligators or alligator pits. Fortunately she was a lot bigger than the alligator, who was more scared of her than she was of it!