A Poke in the I by Paul Janeczko
A Collection of Concrete Poems

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fun book of concrete poems for kids
 

About Paul Janeczko

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Chris Raschka was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1959. He received a B.A. from St. Olaf College in 1981. He is an author and illustrator of children's books. His books, Yo! Yes? and Charlie Parker Played Be Bop, are famous for their minimal texts and inventive art. Mysterious Thelonious was made Horn Book's Honor List in 1997 and Hello, Goodbye Window won the Caldecott Medal in 2006.
 
Published January 1, 2001 by Candlewick. 48 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a starred review, PW wrote, "Crisp black words on spotless backgrounds do double-duty as concepts and physical objects.

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for example, he fashions the palindrome "eyeleveleye" as a bar across three faces, with each pair of "E's" standing for eyes, and the giddy eat-it-before-it-melts "Popsicle" presents a block of words atop vertical letters spelling "sticky," as a nearby ice cream vendor gazes out from the page.

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