Poetry Friday is a weekly meme, hosted this week by Heidi at my juicy little universe. Thank You for hosting this week, Heidi.
Two good things happened to me this week: 1- I had a birthday and celebrated with my favorite Chimichanga dinner from my favorite Mexican restaurant in Manhattan - El Paso Taqueria; and 2- I received a copy of The Popcorn Astronauts: And Other Biteable Rhymes by Deborah Ruddell.
The Popcorn Astronauts is a collection of 21 witty poems all centered around food and the changing seasons. The watercolor illustrations match the goofy playfulness of the poems perfectly,
and I knew this was the book for me when I read the poem called A Smoothie Supreme, which reminded me so much of my Kiddo's own strangely concocted healthy(?) smoothies:
And, I thought, here is the perfect birthday cake poem just in time for my b'day:
The Popcorn Astronauts: and Other Biteable Rhymes will have you and your kids laughing out loud. This is a wonderful classroom/home schooling book for teachers who are starting to teach their students poetry. Kids will love the silliness of the poems, and the whimsical illustrations. There are different poetic forms to explore, and as well as different literary devices, such as alliteration, metaphor, satire, and simile.
Have you read The Popcorn Astronauts yet?
This book is recommended for readers age 6=
This book was borrowed from the NYPL