Saturday, January 31, 2015

This Librarian's Quick Picks: Ode to a Commode

Ode to a Commode concrete poems by Brian Cleary book coverOde to a Commode: Concrete Poems
by Brian P. Cleary
illustrated by Andy Rowland
Millbrook (Aug. 1, 2014)


Is that a bird? a plane? No, it's a poem! Concrete poems are shaped like their subjects. They can look like objects, animals, or even people. Brian P. Cleary explains how concrete poems work--and creates some wild wordplay.

Why You'll Love It:
  • Dude. It has a toilet on the cover. Can you say reluctant reader attraction?
  • The book not only models high-interest concrete poems, but also gives readers a how-to tutorial and a starter list of subjects at the beginning of the book.
  •  Teachers will find this book to be a well-received mentor text during poetry units.
Who Should Read It:

Great for grades 1-4.
Shape poetry of a snowman with tophat

What Else You Should Read:

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