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I don't think I've ever published a collection that has been honored as much as this one. Chris Raschka has brilliantly illustrated this collection of concrete, or shape, poems in a way that is like . . . well, I won't even try to describe his work. You have to sit in a comfy chair with this book in your lap and slowly read the poems and enjoy the illustrations. You are in for a real treat. You can peek at more of his work if you visit the Candlewick Press site and click on the link to his books.

 

awards

  •  An International Reading Association Children's Choices Award Winner
     
  •  Editors' Choice Booklist
     
  •  Best Book of the YearSchool Library Journal
     
  • A Junior Literary Guild Selection
     
  • A Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice

The buzz...

The author’s upbeat, positive tone is refreshing and his enthusiasm about his topic is contagious.
— School Library Journal (starred review)
Puzzle-loving kids . . . will take to this packed-to-the-gills volume like a spy to a cat suit.
— Booklist (starred review)
This thoroughly engrossing title easily achieves its mission.”
— Family Fun