Thursday, November 20, 2014
Poetry and Imagination
Poem-Mobiles: Crazy Car Poems
by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian
illustrated by Jeremy Holmes
Schwartz & Wade, 2014
As I noted last Wednesday, J. Patrick Lewis' anthology title says it all: "Everything is a Poem." Last Thursday, we looked at science in poetry, Monday we looked at nature in poetry. Tuesday, the focus was on history in poetry, yesterday we took a look at biography in poetry. Today, let's have fun with imagination in poetry.
The subtitle of this book says it all: "Crazy Car Poems."
If that didn't get your attention, check out the co-authors -- J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian. Now you KNOW you're in for some fun, right?
If you're still not sure, here's a bit from the introduction poem, "Introduction:"
"...But someday our fantastic cars
Might look like cool dark chocolate bars,
Banana splits, hot dogs or fish --
Or any kind of ride you wish..."
This book is all kinds of imaginative fun. The plays on words are groan-worthy, and the illustrations are a blast.
Poem-Mobiles was reviewed by Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup (check out the picture of the Teddy-Go-Cars -- doesn't that make you want to use up some of the leftover Halloween candy making Snickermobiles?)
Becky has the Poetry Friday roundup this week at Tapestry of Words.