I Am the Book

I Am the Book

Poems

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2011]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780823421190
0823421198
Branch Call Number: J 811 I
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Yayo - Illustrator
Hopkins, Lee Bennett

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SCL_Alyssa Jul 25, 2017

This lovely collection of poems focuses on books and the reading experience. Playful and accessible, these pages were a reminder of the simple joys of poetry. A favourite poem is the collection's namesake: Tom Robert Shields' "I Am the Book." It warmly reminded me of the joys and power of reading. The illustrations are bright and playful. I can see myself pulling out this book in the future when I'm in need of a quick poem.

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