Come to My Party and Other Shape Poems

By Hideko Takahashi (Illustrator); Heidi Roemer
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805066203, 48pp.)

Publication Date: April 1, 2004

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An invigorating celebration of the seasons and poems that take shape

The twist of spring rain. The arc of summer waves. The roundness of fall pumpkins. The curve of winter snow-covered hills. These are just a few of the many shapes found among the four seasons.
So come celebrate the year in this spirited rhyming collection of concrete poems-poems shaped by their subjects that wind, bump, and wiggle across each page. From spring through winter and back again, here's an exuberant excursion that takes delight in the special details of a child's world.
 Come to My Party and Other Shape Poems is a 2005 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

HEIDI B. ROEMER has long been intrigued by shape poems. Her poetry has been published in anthologies, educational journals, and numerous children's magazines. Ms. Roemer conducts poetry workshops for adults and children. She lives in Orland Park, Illinois, with her husband and two sons.
HIDEKO TAKAHASHI is the illustrator of several books for young readers, including In My New Yellow Shirt and Good Night, God Bless, which Booklist praised for its "strong, simple shapes." A native of Japan, Ms. Takahashi now lives in Seattle, Washington.

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