is not what you think -- there's no pedantic analysis, best of the 20th (or any
other) century's verses or top ten poets anthology here.
has done the delightfully unexpected by offering readers twenty-five poems
inspired by The Guinness Book of World Records.What could be a better antidote for the verse-phobic reader than works
based on the wonderfully whacky, strange or amazing records for which Guinness
is famous.The Kookiest Hat leads off a
collection that includes The Most Cobras Kissed Consecutively, and concludes
with The Highest Air On A Skateboard.Lewis thoughtfully includes the details from the Guinness account along
with the verses.
Is "Rush Hour" a problem for your commute?Consider this --
begins Lewis' poem "The Longest Traffic Jam" (FYI 1093 miles long, Lyon toward
Paris, France, February 16, 1980).
artwork takes a playful cue from Lewis' words while also reflecting a sense of
the Guinness details behind the verse.
a record book in hand, students might even be persuaded to write their own
holiday season is filled with advertising for digital and electronic games and
toys, but sometimes fun can be found in the simplest of items -- paper!
provides easy-to-follow fold-by-fold directions and clear illustrations for the
creation of a variety of craft from the simple to the complex.Healso provides tips on how to achieve maximum air time.Budding aeronautical engineers will find
plenty to keep their hands busy and their minds engaged.
Today's post is for all the
students and teachers who are looking fresh topics for those classic biography
reports. How about inventor Ralph Baer -- the
man who created the first home video console.In
recognition of his pioneering work in the creation and development of video
games, Baer was given a National Medal of Technology by Former President George
W. Bush in 2006.
Wyckoff includes archival photographs and concludes the biography with some background information, timeline and suggestions for additional reading.