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Leap Into Poetry: More ABCs of Poetry

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Poet Avis Harley continues her winning combination of poetic forms and bright illustrations in a handsome new collection. For anyone who delights in playing with words, Leap Into Poetry celebrates the world of tiny creatures in this clever array of original poetry. Each letter of the alphabet introduces an insect or a spider along with its corresponding poetry form--from a ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by WordSong
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Feb 24, 2015 added it
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Leap Into Poetry: More ABCs of Poetry is a book about different insects and small creatures with different names going alphabetically. This book is a great read for ages 6-10. The different insect names can be extensive and others are very comprehensible for young children. This poem is fabulous to demonstrate alliteration which is a form of figurative language. The poem is titled, ANTS. The first stanza the poet is explaining what ants look like, what amazes ants, and the shape and size of ants ...more
Lindsay Garber
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I was intrigued by this poetry book because they incorporated different types of poems and made poems beginning with that same letter. For example, Allis Harvey wrote a poem containing alliteration and called it Ants, and he wrote a ballad and called it Bluebottle Fly. This is the perfect poetry book to use in the classroom when introducing various types of poetry. It also includes fun facts about different insects that will keep children engaged and learning at the same time!

Oct 18, 2008 rated it liked it
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Poetry. CIP Summary: "A collection of verse that provides examples of poetic forms."

It would be nice to use this book to show all the different types of poetry there are to the children and then support them with examples. This book could be used as a reference book in the classroom for children to use in deciding what kind of poem they would like create. Appropriate for third graders and up.
Oct 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing
All about different types of poetry and gives examples. Very informative.

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There are some nice poems in here that I enjoyed and some fun pictures as well. Overall, it was an okay book of poetry.
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Avis Harley has written several books of poetry for children, including THE MONARCH'S PROGRESS: POEMS WITH WINGS. She lives in Vancouver.

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