Doodle Dandies by J. Patrick Lewis
Poems That Take Shape

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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.
 

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis has authored more than fifty books of poetry for children. In 2011, he was named the Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation and was given the NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.Visit his website at www.jpatricklewis.com. Desimini has created oil paintings as well as multimedia art for numerous children's books and adult book jackets.
 
Published September 1, 1998 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There is a delight in language that is economical: ""An oyster boy, an oyster girl, an oyster dad, a mother-of-pearl."" Desimini's mixed-media images contain a measure of sophisticated giddiness to give the poems an added fillip.

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In a starred review, PW said of this collection of short poems, "The interplay between words and pictures effectively conjures images from seasons, to sport

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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.

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In another, the trunk of a weeping willow tree tells of a widow weeping, while its branches trail gracefully down, each containing the refrain, ""Her wind-woven hair softly sweeping."" The shape of a yellow-brown giraffe takes form against a background of forest green leaves in a concrete poem, "...

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In a starred review, PW said of this collection of short poems, "The interplay between words and pictures effectively conjures images from seasons, to sport

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