Poetry Book Review: A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky

A Pizza the Size of the Sun by Jack Prelutsky illustrated by James Stevenson Publisher: Greenwillow Books, 2013 Material: paperback Genre: Nonfiction – poetry, humor Circles, triangles, short stanzas and long; words you’re familiar with and some that are much too long (Fummawummalummazumms!). More than 100 poems cover topics from food to pets to school and avoiding chores. There are all varieties of poems for young readers. Interest level: 5 and Up. Recommended Ages read together: 5 to 10; read yourself: 9 and Up Type of Reading: Family reading, independent reading, read aloud Age of Child: Read with a 10-year-old girl. Target Audience Reader: Our preteen is balking at reading, but still loves poetry. She likes being able to open … Read more

UPDATED! Poetry: A 30 Day Feast

Happy National Poetry Month! In kicking off his annual 30 Poets/30 Days event, Greg Pincus shows us that poets are all around us with Mary Lee Hahn’s poem, Green Door. If you know that she is co-blogger of A Year of Reading with Franki Sibbeson, then you probably know she coordinates Poetry Friday for the blogosphere. So what’s 30 Poets/30 Days? Here’s what Greg says: Each day of the month, I’ll post a previously unpublished poem by a different poet. I’ve seen a lot of the poetry already, and I can safely say it’s gonna be a great month. Have you seen Greg’s lineup of poets? As much as I love playing with words and encouraging others to do the same, I am not … Read more