Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry

Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry

How to Write A Poem

Book - 2008
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Have you ever tried to write a poem about a pizza? How about a pig? How about a pigeon, penguin, potato, Ping-Pong, parrot, puppy, pelican, porcupine, pie, pachyderm, or your parents?

Jack Prelutsky has written more than one thousand poems about all of these things--and many others. In this book he gives you the inside scoop on writing poetry and shows you how you can turn your own experiences and stories about your family, your pets, and your friends into poems. He offers tips, advice, and secrets about writing and provides some fun exercises to help you get started (or unstuck). You'll also get a behind-the-scenes look at the ingredients of some of his most popular poems. If you are a poet, want to be a poet, or if you have to write a poem for homework and you just need some help, then this is the book for you!

Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061434495
Branch Call Number: j811.54 PRE
Characteristics: 191 p. ; 22 cm


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Feb 21, 2017

I found the undertones of rebellion to be stronger than I would have liked. It was interesting, but I did not share it with my child.

Apr 07, 2016

Part biography, part poetry book, part writing craft book: this one covers it all. Jack Prelutsky kept me laughing from cover to cover and inspired me to write my own poems (it's not as easy as it seems.) This is a great title for teaching poetry or inspiring young poets to grab a pen and find something to write about.

May 04, 2014

Phenomenal resource for writing poetry! The poems were hilarious! My 6 year old loved it!

oldhag Apr 22, 2012

An introduction to poetry primer written by a former Children's Poet Laureate that provides twenty writing tips, along with poems that illustrate each tip.
So in honor of April as "National Poetry Month" and "Put A Poem In Your Pocket Day" (Thursday, April 26th) here is:

the sign on the box clearly read---
I don't have a seal, but I'm taking no chances---
I'll toss out my walrus instead.

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