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A Poem as Big as New York City: Little Kids Write About the Big Apple

4.35  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
In the best-selling tradition of This is New York and My New York, this delightful book-length poem spreads the wonder and joy that is New York, as told through the words of its children. As part of an unprecedented series of workshops, New York City public school students were challenged to write about what it was like to live, learn, and play in New York City. The poems ...more
Hardcover, 38 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Universe
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Paul  Hankins
Alyson Beecher recommended this one to me and I am so glad that she did. This is a beautiful book brought together by a reminiscence of the same writing prompt as a child by current Children's Ambassador of Literature, Walter Dean Myers and the beautiful illustrations throughout which feature an abstract character referred to only as "poem."

This would make a wonderful ladder to the poetry of Walt Whitman, to be sure, but what really needs to be celebrated here is the work of the children brought
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Kristi Bernard
Oct 20, 2012 Kristi Bernard rated it it was amazing
Follow a character who is Poem across New York City. He expresses the many voices, passions, cultures and famous locations that make New York a city that all who live there and visit there know and love. Readers will follow Poem through all of the gritty, bright and colorful abstract depictions of New York's people and places. The jumping, dancing and frolicking about of Poem make this an incredible lively read.

How cool you are today, New York,
with all the action of Manhattan!
Your colorful wave
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Oct 30, 2012 My Book Addiction and More MBA rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, poems
A POEM AS BIG AS NEW YORK CITY Edited by Teachers & Writers Collaborative,Illustrated by Masha D'Yans, Forward by Walter Dean Myers is an interesting collection of children's poems. A collection of poems written by children of New York City that show how they view their city,the sights and sounds of their city. With beautiful illustrations,the help of teachers and writers alike," A Poem As Big As New York City" is just that a poems as big as the city itself. If you enjoy poems you will enjoy ...more
Zoe Elizabeth
Jan 20, 2015 Zoe Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this! Such a great tribute to the city and with gorgeous pictures to boot!
Heather H
Nov 12, 2012 Heather H rated it it was amazing


Pb. 18 Pictures were amazing I absolutely loved this book! So cute!
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