Doodle dandies: Poems that take shape

by J. Patrick Lewis | Children's Books | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0439087236 Global Overview for this book
Registered by DameEdna of Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on 7/31/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by DameEdna from Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on Monday, July 31, 2006
From Publishers Weekly
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. From endpaper to doodled endpaper, this mix of clever language and visual delights makes a dandy treat for all ages." Ages 3-8.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6?Lewis, who has long been a master of a variety of poetic forms, has created an inventive collection of concrete poems. In each selection, the essence of the subject is captured in the typeface used for the words, the shape in which the lines are arranged, and through Desimini's brilliant mixed-media collages. Lines about a skyscraper take the form of that structure ("I /am/ a/ nee/dle /of/steel/glass &/cement...") and are set against a background of a clouded sky, small silhouettes of pedestrians, and rows of taxis. In "Big Cat," the words "day delights/in jungle cries/night ignites/its tiger eyes" wrap around the eyes of a tiger that stare dramatically at readers from a double-page spread. Every page of this book is well designed, creating words and images that work together in harmony. From the lavender endpapers that feature a mix of childlike drawings and letters in different typefaces, and the magic-marker doodles surrounding the various shapes on the CIP page, to the final page, each spread is fresh and inviting. Doodle Dandies captures the joy that wordplay can bring. It deserves a place on every library shelf.?Kathleen Whalin, Greenwich Country Day School, CT
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


Journal Entry 2 by DameEdna from Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, December 6, 2006
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