Friday, February 04, 2011

Poetry Friday: What's For Dinner?

This Poetry Friday, it's all about the food chain. Here are links to three bloggers writing about What's For Dinner? by Katherine B. Hauth, illustrated by David Clark.

Sylvia Vardell blogs at Poetry for Children. She is a professor at Texas Woman's University, a poetry and children's literature scholar, and co-editor of Bookbird, the journal of international children's literature, and the annual review guide, Librarians' Choices. Check back again if the post isn't live yet.

Julie Larios is a friend and colleague at Vermont College of Fine Arts, a poet, and the author of Yellow Elephant and  other wonderful picture books. She's an extraordinary teacher of the fine art of slowing down and paying attention. Julie gathers language, image, and wit at The Drift Record. In this post she examines the craft, whimsy, and pure delight to be had in Katherine's poetic study of animal eating preferences.

Anastasia Suen, prolific writer and inspiring teacher, author of over a hundred fiction and nonfiction titles for children including Subway, Dino Hunt, Wired, and many, many more. Anastasia lists quick book talk lines for picture books at Picture Book of the Day.

Finally, here is an author profile of Katherine Hauth on the publisher's web site, complete with a downloadable pdf for interested teachers and librarians.  Not just who eats what, but in what poetic form. Learn about the animal kingdom's quirky eating habits, with a dishy serving of wordplay, and a helping of laughter on the side, in What's For Dinner? Starred review in Kirkus.

1 comment:

  1. Just looking at those pictures makes me feel a little wistful: this is the sort of book I would have loved as a child! I don't know many little kids, but I find myself wishing I did, just so I could get back in touch with picture books.

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