Friday, March 26, 2010

Poetry Friday: The Wonder Book

The Wonder Book. Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Illustrations by Paul Schmid. 2010. [February 2010] HarperCollins. 79 pages.

I loved this poetry book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Did I love all the poems equally? Of course not! No one poetry book is that perfect, that good. Still I found myself enjoying this one. Some of the poems are quite clever. (I enjoyed her palindrome section of poetry!) Others quite funny. (I enjoyed "It Could Be Verse", "Clarification", and "One Of These Things Is Not Like the Other.") I think there's enough diversity in the humor that every reader will find something to love or laugh about. (Such as "A Rose By Any Other Name" or "Typical Day".)

So which poem should I share with you?! I think I'll go with Clarification.


What you can't run with:

sharp pointy things
a lollipop in your mouth
Grandma's crystal swan
a truck full of scissors
a souffle
your shoes tied together
twin porcupines

What you can run with:

a bag of marshmallows
a purple sock
a napkin
a really small baby giraffe
a spoon
a kite
a friend


Definitely recommended!

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Bethany 1:47 PM  

What an adorable poem! How beautiful! I wish I had kids to read this for!

Love the illustrations too.

Suko 6:30 PM  

Cute poem!

Mary Lee 11:26 AM  

I am in love with this book! I'm currently reading her encyclopedic "memoir" in little bits so it will last as long as possible!!

Serena 6:15 AM  

I like the poem. Very nice.

I know this is last minute, but I figured I would ask since you participate in poetry Friday.

I'm hosting a National Poetry Month blog tour next month and asking bloggers to participate. Here are the details:

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