Monday, May 3, 2010

What’s the Weather Inside? By Karma Wilson

[Summary from Jacket Description]

"Here are more than 120 hysterical, philosophical, rhetorical, and commonsensical poems and pictures that explore the perfectly not-so-perfect world of picky kids, Miss Muffet's revenge, magic homework wands, yellow snow, and Sunday's sundaes!
New York Times bestselling author Karma Wilson and renowned New Yorker cartoonist Barry Blitt have created a brilliantly entertaining poetry collection sure to be a source of pleasure and inspiration to kids everywhere."

What I thought: A great collection. I couldn’t stop reading. I have several favorites. I especially liked the meta-poems. I can relate to “Forgotten Poems” because it often happens to me. Kids will be highly entertained with this collection. The illustrations were great—they almost told their own story. My favorite poems are:

“What’s the Weather inside?”
“Golden Eggs”
“Word Play”
“Forgotten Poems”
“Haunted House”

(Illus. Barry Blitt. New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2009)

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