Finding the Rhyme in a Poem (Write Me a Poem) (Paperback)
The conventions of poetry may seem imposing, but a good poem can be enjoyed at any age. This new series, geared toward the early elementary learner who may be encountering literary forms and terms for the first time, teaches by example, showing how poets use language in playful and effective ways to create meaning. The friendly illustrations add another layer of approachability, and each book invites the reader to Write Me a Poem based on a key idea outlined earlier. An elementary exploration of rhyme and rhythm in poetry, introducing syllables, rhyme schemes, and sonnets as well as poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Includes a writing exercise.
About the Author
Valerie Bodden is the author of more than 150 children's books. Her books have received favorable reviews from Booklist, Children's Literature, ForeWord Magazine, Horn Book Guide, VOYA, and School Library Journal. Valerie lives in Wisconsin with her husband, four children, one dog, one cat, a growing collection of fish, and miscellaneous bugs that her children have "rescued" from the outdoors. She spends most of her time writing or wrangling children and animals.