Poems About Books

Book - 2011
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A collection of wacky, whimsical poems about books and all the treasures they contain.Laura Purdie Salas, the acclaimed author of Stampede!, is back with another collection of wild and weird, wacky and winsome poems about all the magic to be found on a single bookshelf. In BookSpeak!, each poem gives voice to a group that seldom gets a voice . . . the books themselves! Characters plead for sequels, book jackets strut their stuff, and we get a sneak peek at the raucous parties in the aisles when all the lights go out at the bookstore!Illustrator Josée Bisaillon's mixture of collage, drawings, and digital montage presents page after page of richly colored spreads filled with action and charm. Together, Salas and Bisaillon deliver a unique collection brimming withideas as much about spines and dust jackets as they are about adventure and imagination.
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, 2011
ISBN: 9780547223001
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 x 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Bisaillon, Josée
Alternative Title: Book speak! : poems about books


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The flowing verse of poetry is music to ears of individuals of all ages. There are many wonderful poetry books for the youngest of children. As poetry tends to be read slower than traditional storybooks children can hear each word. Rhyming poetry will help children hear the sounds within each wo... Read More »

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Oct 24, 2017

Extraordinarily fun poems to spark the imagination and give a sneak peak of what's possible in a book. Visually stimulating with varied art forms. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Apr 30, 2015

I adored this book of poems about books!

Favorite Passage:

"A bookplate is a paper love tattoo to show that I belong to you."


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