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The proper way to meet a hedgehog and other how-to poems  Cover Image Book Book

The proper way to meet a hedgehog and other how-to poems / selected by Paul B. Janeczko ; illustrated by Richard Jones.

Janeczko, Paul B. (Added Author). Jones, Richard, 1977- (Added Author).

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780763681685
  • ISBN: 0763681687
  • Physical Description: 44 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2019.

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note:
How to build a poem / by Charles Ghigna -- How to tell a camel / J. Patrick Lewis -- How to be a mole / by Elaine Magliaro -- The proper way to be a hedgehog / by Allan Wolf -- Toasting marshmallows / by Marilyn Singer -- Mix a pancake / by Christina Rosetti -- To make a meal / by Calef Brown -- How to tell goblins for elves / by Monica Shannon -- How to scare monsters / by Rebecca Kai Dotlich -- Rules / by Karla Kuskin -- Rules of speaking / by Douglas Florian -- Walking on Mars / by Irene Latham -- Table tennis triolet / by Marjorie Maddox -- Basketball rule #2 / by Kwame Alexander -- How to ride a new bike / by April Halprin Wayland -- Playin'' jacks / by Anna E. Jordan -- The swing / by Robert Louis Stevenson -- How to bird-watch / by Margarita Engle -- How to be a tree in winter / by Irene Latham -- How to take care of your tree / by Allan Wolf -- How to make a snow angel / by Ralph Fletcher -- How to be a snowflake / by Elaine Magliaro -- Snowflake catcher / by Charles Waters -- On the fourth of July / by Marilyn Singer -- Fireworks / by Anna E. Jordan -- Tired hair / by Douglas Florian -- Barbershop / by Martin Gardner -- A lesson from the deaf / by Nikki Grimes -- How to read braille / by Steve Withrow -- Best friends / by Helen Frost -- How to say a little prayer / by Pat Mora -- How to catch a poem / by Irene Latham -- How to pay attention / by April Halprin Wayland.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 6-9.
Subject: Children's poetry.
Genre: Poetry.

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