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Witch Poems

4.05  ·  Rating Details ·  39 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Small, tall, nasty, nice, old, and young witches by prominent poets.
Published December 12th 1990 by Holiday House (first published 1976)
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Sep 03, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
This book has that reckless artistic freedom from the 1970s that I love. As in Sesame Street from the 1970s versus the 1990s. The illustrations are amazing--these are the witches you imagine from childhood that scare you and fascinate you at the same time. The poems selected are excellent! A great book for early grade readers and, of course, for Halloween. (Possibly not appropriate for some politically correct classrooms).
Kelley Kavanaugh
Oct 03, 2016 Kelley Kavanaugh rated it liked it
This was a gift from a friend. I love the illustrations and the poems are a delight.
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Oct 07, 2015 Hannah Cone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edrd314-006
Witch Poems by Daisy Wallace is a festive picture book that compiles poetry, unsurprisingly, revolving around the subject of Witches. Within the book, poets, such as William Shakespeare and E.E. Cummings, are heavily featured, as well as more contemporary poets of the time, such as Lilian Moore or Michael Patrick Hearn.

Within the book, there is no sole plot, as there is one poem per page or two. Because of this, the poems grab the attention of the reader and keep the book from becoming dull. Th
Jan 20, 2016 Kimberly rated it it was ok
For those editing this page: The book has 32 pages.
I like studying the rhyme schemes of each. Turns out the editor likes poems with a mostly ABCB structure though others are present.
Confused at "Witch Baseball" (pg 19) But it was funny.
From "Witch Goes Shopping" to "Wicked Witch's Kitchen" and "Witch's Menu" (pgs 21-23) gives lesson ideas of real world ideas. Ask why the witch in "Wicked Witch's Kitchen" couldn't find her ingredients. What can she make from ingredients in "Witch Goes Shopping."
Jun 15, 2016 Katie rated it it was amazing
This book has been in my collection since I was a child, and I will never get tired of reading it, or looking at the art. Books like these are what give life to your imagination, and take you away into a world of wonder. This book is short, but it's packed with great art and witchy goodness.

For those of you that don't know, I believe this is a series of fantasy poems. I also have a book by the same author that is called Fairy Poems, and it's just as fantastical.
I really like the illustrations, but the poems don't live up to them very much. There are a few good ones.
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Fun book! *cackles*
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