Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry: How to Write a Poem
This non-consumable text will provide students with plenty of sound advice and fun-filled direction to write poetry. Written by a poet who has spent decades helping thousands of children to gain the skills they need to write poetry, this resource communicates with children at a level they can truly comprehend. While a comprehensive presentation of the more technical aspects of poetic structure, it does give young poets a steady stream of practical advice on becoming better at the art of writing poetry. This entertaining and useful black and white publication contains no illustrations. 190 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
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 a 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, this is the book for you!