cover image Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects

Explore Poetry! With 25 Great Projects

Andi Diehn, illus. by Bryan Stone. Nomad (Legato, dist.), $19.95 (96p) ISBN 978-1-61930-279-2

This addition to the Explore Your World! series of workbooks focuses on both reading and writing poetry, with poems and profiles of famous poets featured throughout. Over five chapters, Diehn describes poetic forms like limerick, haiku, and acrostic; explores literary techniques, such as personification and exaggeration; and finds connections between poetry, music, and math. Projects include creating a poetry journal and writing ideas on rocks to combat writer’s block. Stone’s cartoons, which star a fox dressed like a Beat poet and a Shakespearean bear, make for a lively layout, while helping target the book at younger readers and poets-to-be. Ages 7–10. (Apr.)