Book details

Macmillan Children's Book

Wet Cement

A Mix of Concrete Poems

Author: Bob Raczka

Wet Cement

Wet Cement

$10.99

About This Book

Concrete poetry is a perennially popular poetic form because its results are so fun to read. But by using the arrangement of the words on the page to convey the meaning of the poem, concrete or shape poems are also easy to write! Wet Cement teaches kids to look at words in a whole new way.
Page Count
48
On Sale
03/08/2016

Book Details

Who says words need to be concrete? This collection shapes poems in surprising and delightful ways.

Concrete poetry is a perennially popular poetic form because they are fun to look at. But by using the arrangement of the words on the page to convey the meaning of the poem, concrete or shape poems are also easy to write! From the author of the incredibly inventive Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word comes another clever collection that shows kids how to look at words and poetry in a whole new way.

Imprint Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

ISBN

9781626727199

In The News

A 2016 NCTE Notable Poetry Book

"Kids will want to wade deeply into this marvelous, winning mix-up." -Kirkus, starred review

"This is arguably Raczka's best poetry work to date." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This winning assortment should find a place in most libraries" -School Library Journal, starred review

"Graphic design meets riddle meets visual wordplay in this collection of sturdy and joyful perspectives on the ordinary stuff of the world."-The Horn Book, starred review

"When this title is paired with Raczka's other collection, Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, even the poetry-resistant kids are bound to discover something to delight them. " -BCCB, starred review

"Aspiring wordsmiths should find plenty of inspiration here." -Booklist

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Wet Cement

Wet Cement

$10.99