dirty laundry pile

Dirty Laundry Pile.jpg

Many of the young writers in my workshops get a kick out of persona, or mask, poems, in which the poet imagines that she is an object and writes a poem from that object's point of view. It's a fabulous way to look at the world, by the way. Among other things, this collection contains poems told from the point of view of a fork, a mailbox, a scarecrow, and, of course, a pile of dirty laundry. A student favorite is "The Vacuum Cleaner's Revenge" by Patricia Hubbell.

The buzz...

Hugely appealing.
— ALA Booklist (starred review)
Playful and kid-friendly.
— The Horn Book
Consider this one for classroom read-alouds.
— School Library Journal