Lemonade by Bob Raczka
and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word

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Play with your words! A brand new poetic form that turns word puzzles into poetry.  Part anagram, part rebus, part riddle--these poems capture a scene from a child's daily life and present a puzzle to solve. Sometimes sweet and sometimes funny, but always clever, these poems are fun to read and even more fun for kids to write. Bob Raczka is a fresh, new voice in children's poetry who knows that fun and games can turn a poetry lesson into lemonade!

About Bob Raczka

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Bob Raczka has written many books about art and art history for children. He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Nancy Doniger has illustrated several books for children and done editorial illustration for The New York Times and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published March 15, 2011 by Roaring Brook Press. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While these 22 poems are uniformly clever, some, like “earthworms”—“a / short / storm / worms / here / worms / there / wear / shoes”—are more successful than others, such as “flowers”—“we slow / for / free / wows”—both in their playfulness and in evoking the suggestive depths of language.

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Inspired by the concrete poetry of Andrew Russ (aka endwar), Raczka's poems are all produced from the letters in single words, magnifying and playing on their meanings.

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New York Journal of Books

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Lemonade Lemonade is a literary explosion of free verse puzzle poetry and a visual feast of witty words and phrases.

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