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Coconut Kind of Day: Island Poems
In language that rings with Caribbean rhythm, Lynn Joseph follows a young girl in Trinidad through her day. Caribbean sights, sounds, and people come gloriously alive in this taste of Trinidad. "A colorful glimpse of a captivating world".--Kirkus Reviews. ALA Notable Children's Book in the Field of Social Studies; American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Full-color illustrat ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 1st 1992 by Puffin
(first published 1990)
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I really liked the poems in this book. They do a really good job at describing and bringing to life the experiences of living on the island. Also, they capture the daily routine and the thoughts of a small girl, who gives us a glimpse of what that island would look like through her eyes. The poems come in wide varieties; some quite short and others a little longer, some serious and some a little more light-hearted. The language also mirrored the dialect of the people of the area, which was reall ...more
"Coconut Kind of Day: Island Poems", was written by Lynn Joseph, who was born and raised in Trinidad and illustrated by Sandra Speidel. The book falls under the category of poetry and verse. Each page tells a different poem that recounts Joseph's childhood growing up in Trinidad. The poems are short, but her word choice is memorable. Her choice of words helps to visualize what she is talking about. Since the book is a poem book, teachers can use this as a teachable moment by having students look ...more