The Wishing Bone, and Other Poems

The Wishing Bone and Other Poems Amusingly absurd and playfully profound this delightfully illustrated volume of original poems is sure to tickle the fancy of children and adults alike It happened on a winter s day The air was cold

  • Title: The Wishing Bone, and Other Poems
  • Author: Stephen Mitchell Tom Pohrt
  • ISBN: 9780763611187
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Amusingly absurd and playfully profound, this delightfully illustrated volume of original poems is sure to tickle the fancy of children and adults alike.It happened on a winter s day The air was cold, the sky was gray Out walking in the woods alone,I came upon a wishing bone.What would you do if everything you wished came true How does a white rhinoceros take his tea WhAmusingly absurd and playfully profound, this delightfully illustrated volume of original poems is sure to tickle the fancy of children and adults alike.It happened on a winter s day The air was cold, the sky was gray Out walking in the woods alone,I came upon a wishing bone.What would you do if everything you wished came true How does a white rhinoceros take his tea Where can you find the elusive purple tiger Who wanders in the whiffle bog on a bilgy, bulgy night Resonating with childlike questions, the fanciful poems in THE WISHING BONE invite readers to think and to dream Full of illustrations as fresh and whimsical as the verse, here is a collection to read aloud and savor for its sheer verbal and visual exuberance.

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    1. This illustrated children's book of 9 poems all have their own story to tell with most including odd versions of familiar animals. The images of a courtroom filled with clothed animals is eye catching, and the scenic pictures help to pull you into the poems. Several of the poems had a funny story to tell but a few were too nonsensical to even be fun.Genre: Poetry

    2. 4th grade - 6th gradeThis book of poems was great. There are only 9 poems in this book. They vary in length and style, but most have a rhyming pattern. Each poem is about a topic that children will relate too. The poems all have illustrations to accompany them. The illustrations help give the poems some character. The rhyme scheme of each poem makes them easy reads.Language Arts/Social StudiesLesson Plan: I would use these poems to warm up a lesson on poetry. I would have the class make up their [...]

    3. This book is worth it for the 5-star poem "When I Grow Up." Fabulous illustrations. Nine rollicking poems like nine little faory stories. Reminiscent of A. A. Milne's When We Were Very Young.

    4. Poems informed by joy. Not transcendent, particularly, but muscular and toothsome. A good introduction for kids, these are the playful inventions of a man in love with words.

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