Product Details
List Price:
$14.95
Ages:
6 to 12
Grades:
1 to 7
Pages:
80
Trim Size:
6" x 9.5"
Published:
10/2006
Imprint:
Wordsong
ISBN-13: 978-1-93242-582-6

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Overview

Finalist, The Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. A variety of imaginary and real creatures, unusual people, and miscellaneous obsessions appear in this highly accessible and unusual book of wordplay. Lawson's craftsmanship utilizes alliteration,assonance, consonance, and rhyme that contribute to the playful energy of the poetry. A treat for the ear and the eye, the poems offer a puzzle for the mind and tongue that will engage young readers and help develop their love of language.

Reviews

"Intriguing nonsense fantasy. . . . Playful experimentation with language - often emphasizing sound over sense - is a major element of Lawson's style. . . . Many children will find their own delight in language reinforced here, especially when an adult points them toward the best poems." --Booklist

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JonArno Lawson

JonArno Lawson is the author of two books of poetry for adults: Love is an Observant Traveler and Inklings, as well as a contributor the Th e Chechens: A Handbook edited by Amjad Jaimoukha. He lives in Toronto.

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