LITERATURE
Lewis, J. Patrick

Everything Is a Poem: The Best of J. Patrick Lewis

(4) K-3 Illustrated by Maria Cristina Pritelli. This rich collection gives readers a sampling of Lewis's poetic versatility. Included are humorous nature poems, moving ones about people such as Rosa Parks and about places such as the Okeefenokee Swamp, riddle poems, and thought-provoking verses. Pritelli's understated illustrations add relevance without overpowering or detracting from the poems--although they are sometimes hard to read against dark backgrounds.

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