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Title:
Doodle dandies : poems that take shape
Author:
Lewis, J. Patrick.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
A collection of poems each of which appears on the page in the shape of its subject so that the poem looks like whatever it's about.
General Note:
"An Anne Schwartz book."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.7 0.5 46682.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.9 2 Quiz: 13072.
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ISBN:
9780689810756
Format :
Book

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Ingeniously uniting words and pictures, children's author Lewis takes verse to a new level with his innovative "shape" poetry, where the form of each poem relates to its content. Beautifully complemented by Lisa Desimini's boldly original art. Full color.


Author Notes

J. Patrick Lewis was born on May 5, 1942. He is a poet and prose writer who is known for his children's poems. He worked as a professor of economics before devoting himself full-time to writing in 1998. He is the author of 90 children's books including: BoshBlobberBosh, Please Bury Me in the Library, A Hippopotamusn't, First Dog, Spot the Plot, The House, and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry. In 2014, his title Voices from the March on Washington, made the Hot Civil Rights Titles List.

He has received many awards from the American Library Association, The Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Claudia Lewis Award from The Bank Street School and others. He also received the 2010-11 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He was also named the third, U.S. Children's Poet Laureate for 2011-2013 by the Poetry Foundation in Chicago.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5, younger for reading aloud. The history of poems shaped on the page goes back at least to the seventeenth-century poet George Herbert, and certainly Lewis Carroll used it well in Alice. Desimini and Lewis take that tradition to rowdy new heights. A poem called "Dachshund" casts a dog-shaped shadow; a wee widow weeping finds the lines of the poem about her making the trunk and limbs of a weeping willow tree. The "Skyscraper" shape is elegant if obvious, and the poem called "Winter" creates a verse of white letters drifting and falling on dark sky as evocatively as any Japanese scroll on silk. Some of the poems involve turning the book about to read all the words; some, like the one about oyster families ("a mother-of-pearl") or the one about baseball pitches ("the fastball that you hope to poke / is smoke"), are printed on the object of their attention. The very mixed media art is full of textures and dark, rich colors that repay close examination. A dandy way indeed to begin a journey to poetry. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido


Publisher's Weekly Review

In a starred review, PW said of this collection of short poems, "The interplay between words and pictures effectively conjures images from seasons, to sports, to the jungle. From endpaper to doodled endpaper, this mix of clever language and visual delights makes a dandy treat for all ages." Ages 3-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Mixed-media illustrations-photos, paper cutouts, 3-D collage, computer graphics, and paint-incorporate the words of each concrete verse. Topics in these 19 visually playful and cleverly composed poems include spring flowers, a synchronized swim team, an oyster family, and a skyscraper. Creative and entertaining. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.