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Hist Whist by E.E. Cummings
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Oct 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: poetry, picture-book, wide-reading-for-ci-546
Read on October 30, 2011

wide reading for CI546

grade level: elementary in terms of language but much older in terms of devil imagery!

genre: halloween poem

school use: I think you might get some complaints from parents about the scary devils in this book were you to use it with young kids.

review: I actually think this is a beautifully illustrated book...but what starts as sort-of silly Halloween spooky gets a little crazy with very ghoulish pages of devil devil devil. The contrast with the silly kid pages is quite drastic. I liked it for myself but wondered if kids might find it too scary?

also it's bizarre that a lot of the goodreads comments seem to think this is a collection of poems? This is just ONE poem "hist whist."

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