Friday, September 18, 2015

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Today's Little Ditty.

For Poetry Friday: "Fold Me A Poem" by Kristine O'Connell George with illustrations by Lauren Stringer.


George's thirty-two origami-themed poems celebrate the limitless scope of imagination as she follows a young boy's adventures in paper-folding.


The author sets the tone with the first poem, Origami:

"Square sheet of paper--

folded, suddenly wakes up.

Good morning, Rooster."

 The verses are short, descriptive and expressed in the boy's voice - Folding a snake? / Need advice? / Be precissssssse."  or that of his creations as is the case when Rabbit complains he can't hear because his ear his too bent.

There are no directions for paper-folding, however, the illustrator provides an interesting note on her experience in learning origami and offers a helpful list of resources for those readers who would like to try their hand at this ancient art.

 I can imagine this book as a wonderful introduction and inspiration for a student art project of creating an origami animal and penning a related poem.



Tricia said...

I've always loved this book. Thanks for reminding me I need to pull it out to enjoy again.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

How did I not know about this book? Sounds like a great summer or vacation activity. Love the idea of a complaining origami rabbit.

jama said...

Thanks for featuring this book -- hadn't heard of it. It sounds charming. Love the sample poems you shared. :)

Linda Baie said...

I've seen this book, but never read it, looks wonderful for those middle grades. Thanks for telling about it.

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