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Candy Corn: Poems

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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
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Hardcover, 56 pages
Published March 2nd 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers
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Hollianne Wieland
Dec 01, 2015 Hollianne Wieland rated it it was ok
Shelves: tl-307, poetry
A collection of 24 short poems with a wide range on subject and style. The lengths of the poems make it harder to have similes and metaphors with in them all, but some do contain them. The words were sophisticated, but simple enough for younger children. The pacing was very odd in the book because all of the poems were about different topics and did not flow together well. The types of illustrations in this book were done with watercolor and ink outlining the pictures. The do not bring a lot of ...more
Patricia Wilson
Mar 17, 2012 Patricia Wilson rated it liked it
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
Angela
Sep 13, 2015 Angela rated it really liked it
Short poems - insightful, surprising, and laced with humor. A quiet and unexpected look at the usual. Fun poetry for all ages.
Oliver
Nov 03, 2015 Oliver rated it it was amazing
I liked the poems. They were funny because some had funny characters and stories like lots of tools and about the garbage dump. That was really fun.
Gabriel
Nov 17, 2015 Gabriel rated it really liked it
This book was funny because everyone was supposed to hold something, but at the end someone wasn't.
Vivian
Apr 30, 2012 Vivian rated it really liked it
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.
Scattered
Along the sidewalk,
Yellow and oran
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Morgan
Oct 15, 2014 Morgan rated it liked it
this book was a very short poetry book
Rebecca
Oct 18, 2010 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
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.
Nakitah
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
Michelle
This cute book is great for October; planning to use it in my music class.
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.
Melissa
Jan 07, 2008 Melissa rated it it was amazing
James Stevenson's books of poems are beautiful, simple, heart-warming books with perfect illustrations.
bryan
Jun 11, 2010 bryan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good collection of poetry, sure to be able to find a poem that can go along with a lesson.
Miss Kious
Nov 18, 2011 Miss Kious rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5th, poetry, 4th, art, picture-books
formatting poetry - font, configuration of text, illustrations

art - pen and water color
Nick Cherry
Apr 19, 2011 Nick Cherry rated it it was ok
Shelves: poetry
I loved this collection of poems. It would be perfect especially around Halloween.
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