Readers will have the good fortune to experience poetry as art, game, joke, list, song, story, statement, question, memory. A primer like no other.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
This is the introduction that will ignite enthusiasm. The airy spaces between the words and images will invite readers to find their own responses to the poems and encourage their interest in the underlying rules, which, Janeczko says, ‘make poetry-like sports-more fun.’
—Booklist (starred review)
The title poem proclaims that ‘poetry jumpstarts . . . imagination’; this book shows how that’s done.
—The Horn Book (starred review)
Janeczko’s disciplined but accessible examples, plus Raschka’s spirited Asian-inspired images, add oomph to this joyful poetry lesson, sure to be welcomed by teachers and aspiring poets everywhere.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A beautiful, beautifully clear celebration of the discipline of poetry—and the possibilities offered by that discipline—this offering will find use both in the hands of eager poets and on the reference shelf.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
—Parenting Press e-zine