Friday, July 1, 2011

Because I Could Not Sop My Bike and Other Poems by Karen Shapiro

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 28th 2003 by Whispering Coyote (first published 2003)
ISBN: 1580890350 (ISBN13: 9781580890359)
original title: Because I Could Not Stop My Bike and Other Poems 
5 stars
Goodreads Synopsis:
A collection of light-hearted parodies written in the style of such well-known poets as Emily Dickinson, Robert Burns, Christina Rosetti, Joyce Kilmer, and William Shakespeare.

My Thoughts:
Oh my, how I love parody poetry! This is chock full of fun poems modeled after all manner of classic poets. I love that the poems are about silly subjects, and while staying within the parameters of the poems they model, they are written in a way that is utterly appealing to kids (or the childish part of adults). The artwork is beautiful as well. All in all, this is a must have book of poetry for me to share with my kiddo.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, cool! I love books like this. I got the boys Orangutan Tongs: Poems to Tangle Your Tongue by Jon Agee, for CHristmas,a nd while it's been fun, we need to move on to something new! Must find this one.
    Thanks, Bookish Nerd!