For Poetry Friday -- "Here's what you do when you can't find your shoe: (ingenious inventions for pesky problems)" by Andrea Perry with illustrations by Alan Snow.
Lost a shoe? Have an aversion to vegetables? Afraid of spiders?
Perry offers her young readers poetic answers to an entertaining collection of problems. Her solutions combine contraptions reminiscent of Rube Goldberg's machines with descriptions that fans of Dr. Seuss will enjoy. The verses very in style, but all contain a lively rhythm that is reflected in Snow's energetic art work.