Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How To Poems


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Reader Personality Type
Candlewick February 2019
Language Arts Curriculum

Toast a marshmallow, be a tree in winter, read braille — Paul B. Janeczko and Richard Jones invite you to enjoy an assortment of poems that inform and inspire.

Today I walked outside and spied  a hedgehog on the hill.  When she and I met eye to eye,  she raised up straight and still. 

Be they practical (how to mix a pancake or how to bird-watch) or fanciful (how to scare monsters or how to be a snowflake), the poems in this book boast a flair and joy that you won’t find in any instruction manual. Poets from Kwame Alexander to Pat Mora to Allan Wolf share the way to play hard, to love nature, and to be grateful. Soft, evocative illustrations will encourage readers to look at the world with an eye to its countless possibilities.---from the publisher

48 pages                      978-0763681685                 Ages 5-9

Keywords:  poetry, poems, how to, 30 poems, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, Language Arts Curriculum

Contributors include:

Kwame Alexander Calef Brown Rebecca Kai Dotlich Margarita Engle Ralph Fletcher Douglas Florian Helen Frost Martin Gardner Charles Ghigna Nikki Grimes Anna E. Jordan Karla Kuskin Irene Latham J. Patrick Lewis Marjorie Maddox Elaine Magliaro Pat Mora Christina Rossetti Monica Shannon Marilyn Singer Robert Louis Stevenson Charles Waters April Halprin Wayland Steven Withrow Allan Wolf

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