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  • I Am the Book
  • I Am the Book

I Am the Book

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Readers will unlock a treasure trove of poems in this exuberant celebration of reading. A book is a wonderful and magical treat. The thirteen poems in this collection encourage young readers to snuggle up with a story and stretch their imaginations, to splash in a sea of tales by day, and swashbuckle through chapters late at night. Playful illustrations by Yayo compliment thought-provoking poems by Jane Yolen, Rebecca Kai Dotlich, Naomi Shihab Nye, and others.

In this picture-book collection from veteran anthologist Hopkins, 13 well-known children s poets celebrate

how books can take readers on wild adventures ( I storm / toward shackled screams / of a kidnapped damsel ), as well as how plain words can reveal the surprising drama in ordinary things, even the rhyming sounds of a clock: tick-tock / ding-dong / bing-bong.

Karla Kuskin speaks about the wonders of wandering / wonderful pages and the nonsense and knowledge the come tumbling out.

And in another selection, Kristine O Connell George writes, riding home from the library, / don t need a window seat. / Got a great new book to read, / eleven more beneath my feet.

The whimsical, light-toned acrylic artwork extends the metaphors with witty, fantastical transformations of books: in one scene, a dark-blue book cover becomes an ocean, where you can dive in the sea of words and swim. Fun for sharing with preschoolers, this will also spark discussion in grade-school writing and art classes. Notes about each poet are appended.

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