Children - Poetry

Cool Melons-Turn to Frogs

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Cool Melons- Turn to Frogs!: The Life and Poems of Issa By Matthew Gollub, Kazuko Stone (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Matthew Gollub, Kazuko Stone (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781584302414
Availability: Special Order
Published: Lee & Low Books - April 1st, 2013

A very brief picturebook biography of one of Japan's greatest Haiku poets, Issa. Text telling the story of Issa's life is interspersed with lines of haiku illuminating the text and with water color and colored pencil illustrations. An extensive author's note makes this volume helpful for teaching about haiku or for just enjoying the selections within.

Polkabats and Octopus Slacks

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Polkabats and Octopus Slacks: 14 Stories By Calef Brown Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618111299
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Published: Clarion Books - April 4th, 2005

Fun, funny, colorful, irreverent and just plain silly: just a few words to describe Polka-Bats and Octopus Slacks. These hilarious stories will pick you up from the doldrums and drop you on a cloud of laughter. First-time author Brown has created a book so delightful, readers of all ages will rejoice in his fantastic mix of prose and illustration. ~ Reviewed by Jessica Wood


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