Lemonade, and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word

Lemonade, and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word

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Play with your words! A brand-new poetic form that turns word puzzles into poetry.

Part anagram, part rebus, part riddle--the poems in Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word capture a scene from a child's daily life and present a puzzle to solve. Sometimes sweet and sometimes funny but always clever, these poems are fun to read and even more fun for kids to write. Bob Raczka is a fresh, new voice in children's poetry who knows that fun and games can turn a poetry lesson into lemonade!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 5.08mm | 90.72g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Line drawings, color; Line drawings, black and white
  • 1250018943
  • 9781250018946
  • 402,282

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Doniger's spare illustrations add quirky appeal without distracting from the inventive formations of type. More than just clever gimmicks, the poems leave room for moving lines with a depth that invites imaginative wandering: A / silent / lion / tells / an ancient / tale, ' reads Constellation.' Sure to have wide classroom appeal. Starred, Booklist

Readers of all ages will get a kick out of Bob Raczka's clever Lemonade . . . . This book will appeal to both poetry and puzzle lovers, no doubt motivating them to choose their own words and write some poems. BookPage.com

A clever, catchy, and challenging collection. School Library Journal

The lemonade here is cool and refreshing, and it makes you want to do some squeezing yourself in this playground where poet meets Scrabble nerd. Horn Book

Fun as a prompt for poetic exploration. Kirkus Reviews

This will be a natural as an inspiration for language arts assignments that appeal both to the wordily creative and the code-loving. Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Raczka's poems are all produced from the letters in single words, magnifying and playing on their meanings . . . . there's a subtle humor and power at work in many ("friend" reads simply "fred/ finds/ ed"), and readers may be spurred to construct their own. Publishers Weekly

Raczka's Lemonade and other poems squeezed from one word will really kick the language arts curriculum up a notch. His poems turn traditional ideas of poetry upside down with word puzzles and word play. Each poem is like a mini-brainstorming session of new words and new ideas. It's a given that students will love creating their own one word poems about topics that they enjoy. Anyone who likes Wheel of Fortune, Hangman, or any sort of word game is going to adore this book. Sally Walker, Anderson's Bookshop

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About Bob Raczka

Bob Raczka has written many books about art and art history for children. He lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Nancy Doniger has illustrated several books for children and done editorial illustration for the New York Times and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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631 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 35% (221)
4 41% (257)
3 17% (110)
2 5% (33)
1 2% (10)
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