Nine : a book of nonet poems

by Latham, Irene,

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 811 L34
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 811 L34
Fans of clever poetry and numbers rejoice! Nine is a book of nine-line poems called nonets, all about the number nine!

Hi there!
Love nonets?
I'm sure you do.
What are they, you ask?
You don't know a nonet?
Not even one little one?
Actually, they're all the same size!
They're poems, of course--and here's your first!

Each poem in this clever collection is a nonet- a nine-line poem that starts with nine syllables in the first line and ends with one syllable in the ninth line (or the reverse). But these nonets go even further! Every one is also written with the number nine at its heart. There's plenty to love and learn- topics include the nine months it takes a baby to be born, cats' nine lives, baseball's nine players, and the nine-banded armadillo. Some feature history, such as the Little Rock Nine, the spacecraft Apollo 9, the ninth president; others explain idioms, like "dressed to the nines," "cloud nine," and "the whole nine yards." Explore these and more with nonets galore!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this title, dedicated to nonets--nine-line poems in which the first line has one syllable and each line adds a syllable, culminating in a final line with nine (or beginning with nine and ending with one)--clever poems show how much the number nine surrounds us in our everyday lives. Cats with nine lives run home to rest; children gather to play nine innings of baseball; a museum contains facts about the Little Rock Nine; and Pluto dreams of becoming the ninth planet again. Lively scenes illustrated with warm colors depict kind, friendly siblings, friends, classmates, and adults learning and sharing special moments together. Words in each poem have been carefully chosen by Latham to share not only facts but also humor and dreams, asking readers to imagine. A fun book of warm scenes and clever lines that will invite youngsters to revisit this world over and over again. You won't be able to look at the numeral nine again without seeing its big smile."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Nine (The number) -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Nine (The number) -- Poetry.
American poetry.
Publisher Watertown, MA :2020
Other Titles Poems.
9 :
Contributors Huntington, Amy, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781623541163
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