Monthly Archives: May 2013

I Wish I Had…

Translated from Italian, I Wish I Had… retains its poetic imagery of animals in the wild.  “I wish I had the forest of thoughts of a deer listening in the woods…and the voice of a whale singing as it crosses the … Continue reading

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Tiger In My Soup

“Today, my big sister is in charge of the house, the lunch, and me.” And all this boy wants is his sister to read his book to him. Without his sister’s attention, the boy launches into an inventive exchange with … Continue reading

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Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse

A novel in verse for younger readers, Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger and illustrated by Matthew Cordell, includes the ballad, cinquain, curse poem (gotta love that one) and triolet, among others. All poem types are explained in the end pages. What … Continue reading

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A Book of Sleep

It is Spring here in Michigan:  the star magnolia is blooming, the lilacs are budding and my first tulips are opening up to the sun. That is why I’m featuring a book on sleep. Yes, sleep! With the daylight hours … Continue reading

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