This Is Just to Say
If you’re looking for a nice happy book
put this one down and run away quickly
Forgive me sweetness and good cheer are boring
Inspired by William Carlos Williams’s famous poem ”This Is Just to Say,” Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine delivers a wickedly funny collection of her own false apology poems, imagining how tricksters really feel about the mischief they make. Matthew Cordell’s clever and playful line art lightheartedly captures the spirit of the poetry. This is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever apologized . . . and not really meant it.
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Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems has two clear audiences: Williams devotees, and more broadly, children who are interested in playing games with language — both the game that is poetry and the more complicated game of sarcasm and etiquette and relationship-management.Read Full Review of Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It ...
That mean but funny spirit inspired author Gail Carson Levine to pen this series of her own "false apology poems," which are augmented to great effect by the outrageously expressive illustrations of Matthew Cordell.Read Full Review of Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It ...
This collection is perfect for 3rd and 4th graders who know these stories and can appreciate the twisted perspectives - the unappreciated cow taking revenge on Jack.Read Full Review of Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It ...
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