The proper way to meet a hedgehog : and other how-to poems
|Format:||Print Book 2019.|
|Availability:||Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 29 copies|
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.
Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Anna E. Jordan
J. Patrick Lewis
Robert Louis Stevenson
April Halprin Wayland
ContentsHow to build a poem / by Charles Ghigna
How to tell a camel / by J. Patrick Lewis
How to be a mole / by Elaine Magliaro
The proper way to meet a hedgehog / by Allan Wolf
Toasting marshmallows / by Marilyn Singer
Mix a pancake / by Christina Rossetti
To make a meal / by Calef Brown
How to tell goblins from elves / by Monica Shannon
How to scare monsters / by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Rules / by Karla Kuskin
Rules of speaking / by Douglas Florian
Walking on Mars / by Irene Latham
Table tennis triolet / by Marjorie Maddox
Basketball rule #2 / by Kwame Alexander
How to ride a new bike / by April Halprin Wayland
Playin' jacks / by Anna E. Jordan
The swing / by Robert Louis Stevenson
How to bird-watch / by Margarita Engle
How to be a tree in winter / by Irene Latham
How to take care of your tree / by Allan Wolf
How to make a snow angel / by Ralph Fletcher
How to be a snowflake / by Elaine Magliaro
Snowflake catcher / by Charles Waters
On the Fourth of July / by Marilyn Singer
Fireworks / by Anna E. Jordan
Tired hair / by Douglas Florian
Barbershop / by Martin Gardner
A lesson from the deaf / by Nikki Grimes
How to read braille / by Steve Withrow
Best friends / by Helen Frost
How to say a little prayer / by Pat Mora
How to catch a poem / by Irene Latham
How to pay attention / by April Halprin Wayland.
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Children's poetry, American.
Children's poetry, English.
|Publisher|| Somerville, Massachusetts :2019.
Janeczko, Paul B.,
Jones, Richard, 1977- illustrator.
44 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm