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Candy Corn: Poems

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  11 reviews
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In these twenty-four subtly powerful poems (including a memorable ode to eating peanuts), James Stevenson transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. This new collection, the third in a series, features the cohesive blend of sharp insights and signature drawings th
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published March 2nd 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Patricia Wilson
Candy Corn is a 55 page book filled with a collection of different forms of poems. There is a variety of plots yet primarily they are all flat. This collection of poems are broad in range. Several poetic devices are used in the entire book including alliteration, assonance, free verse meter, imagery and simile. They include the themes about the beauty of the spring and summer incorporated in the poem Friendly, or the fact that the world is blessed with multiple daises in the June poem, and even ...more
Crystal Lough
Candy Corn is a book full of 24 poems. This book is targeted for primary to secondary aged children. The book includes poems such as, Bare Feet, peanuts and hats. The poems do not neccesarily rhyme but they flow. One poem is as short as, "Bare Feet? NEAT!" I gave this book 4 stars because I really liked how the book was designed. The text features such as font and colors were used to their full potential. For example, on one of the poems about a windy day the words are bent and they look flowy. ...more
The poems herein are whitty, whimsical, and pithy, by turn. Get all of Stevenson's "Corn" poetry collections about every day life as observed by one who has lived a long one. These are great to share in company, each immersed in a volume, sharing favorites, and passing the books person to person. Delightful way to spend an afternoon or evening.

My favorite? "The Morning After Halloween"
As morning comes,
You can see last night
The dragon lost
A lot of teeth.
Along the sidewalk,
Yellow and oran
this book was a very short poetry book
My daughter and I just read this book for her reading homework and we absolutly loved this one. James stevenson did a wonderful job on the different poems in this book. There were funny and sweet poems and we enjoyed our time reading this book. I would recommend this book to all families out there.
A collection of 24 short poems about ordinary things with a twist, including eating peanuts, frog's and bird's conversations, dumpster activities, and hats. This can be used to introduce a new perspective about an everyday thing and how to put it into a poetic format
Jock Zollinger
It's a poem book with poems of candy corn, peanuts, and junkyards. If you like poetry then read this book. I would rate this 3 stars because it was a good poem book, but it was really fast to read.
James Stevenson's books of poems are beautiful, simple, heart-warming books with perfect illustrations.
Good collection of poetry, sure to be able to find a poem that can go along with a lesson.
Miss Kious
formatting poetry - font, configuration of text, illustrations

art - pen and water color
Nick Cherry
I loved this collection of poems. It would be perfect especially around Halloween.
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