Poem in My Pocket
Authored by Chris Tougas
Illustrated by Josée Bisaillon
* Ages: 4-7
* Grade Level: PS-2
*Hardcover: 24 pages
* Publisher: Kids Can Press
* Pub. Date: June 1, 2021
* Language: English
Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You
"Rhyming, fanciful allegory of the creative writing process."
A little girl's poem tumbles out of her ripped pocket and her word adventure begins. As she scrambles to retrieve them she finds they join up with other words haphazardly and create funny and imaginative possibilities when they land.
She finally scoops up the word salad and tries to bring meaning back into her poem once more. Oh no...... she loses them again to a rushing wind which releases them onto muddy ground where they plant themselves deep into the earth. To her astonishment and pure delight her words are resurrected as a magical Poet-Tree. Who knew?
The illustrations enrich the storyline greatly and visually celebrate the love of poetry. It highlights the playfulness of language and how fun it can be. This book is perfect to kick off National Poetry Month and to share on Poem in Your Pocket Day. It is a book that both the young and the old will appreciate. I highly recommend this book.
Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!
Meet the Author
Chris Tougas was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and moved to southern California when he was five years old. Chris practically grew up in his father's art studio. He was enamored with his dad's sculptures and would often sneak into the studio so that he could run his fingers over the latest masterpiece. But Chris's early talent was drawing. He drew every day and on everything (including on his sleeping sister!).
About the Illustrator
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