Heard has collected the
works of many of the best known names in children's poetry for this collection
of "Found" poems. An introduction explains this form of poetry is
created using words and/or phrases that are found in ads, signs, lists,
letters, or other random sources such as tweets. The found material is then
shaped into a poem.
J. Patrick Lewis delights
sports fans with "Nicknames in the NBA" from a basketball
encyclopedia. Joyce Sidman, Marilyn
Singer, Bob Raczka, Jane Yolen, Laura Purdie Salas, and Lee Bennett Hopkins are
just a few of the talented contributors who share their work. Each poem is
accompanied by a note describing where the source material was found.
This entertaining book
offers inspiration to young writers as it invites them to find poetry in