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Keep a Pocket in Your Poem

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Keep a Pocket in Your Poem by J. Patrick Lewis
Hardcover $17.95
Mar 28, 2017 | ISBN 9781590789216

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★ “With a mix of humor, wit, and whimsy, Lewis’ latest poetry collection contains classic poems paired with his original versions. The illustrations…add to the whimsy brought to the classic poems. Whether you’re sharing the joys of poetry by reading it aloud, introducing readers to poetry, or demonstrating how the classics can serve as inspiration for creative writing, this collection will meet your needs. Lewis’ collection belongs in every library and poetry lover’s collection. Highly Recommended.” – School Library Connection, starred review

“Kids bored by the usual collections of classic poems will appreciate this chuckle-worthy take, which pairs familiar verses with sometimes silly, sometimes thoughtful, always clever parodies. The varied selection of poems is well matched by Wrights multimedia illustrations…From short to long, and covering a broad scope of topics, these poems poking gentle fun at the form should find easy appeal, maybe even among kids reluctant to read poetry.” — Booklist

“Poem and parody face each other, nestled in colorful illustrations…A charming introduction to the carefully selected original poems and the delightful turns of phrase they have conjured up. …Encourages young writers to try their hand at some spoofing of their own.” — School Library Journal

“Former Children’s Poet Laureate Lewis gathers 13 poems, then pairs them with parodies that take the original works in unexpected directions, accompanied by Wright’s smudgy, naïf artwork. Readers…may learn how writing a good (parody)…requires a solid awareness of the source material, something Lewis clearly demonstrates with his clever, funny, and visceral responses.” — Publishers Weekly

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