Children’s Book Committee – April Pick
Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse
by Tamera Will Wissinger, illustrated by Matthew Cordell
Will Sam’s day on the lake with his dad be ruined when his sister tags along? Playful, verse text and pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations. Detailed guide to poetic forms. (8-10)
Our Young Reviewer says:
I would rate this book excellent as an introduction to poetry. It is different because it tells a full story in poems. I could see teachers using this book to get younger readers into poetry by reading this book to them. The kids will relate to the story of a brother not really wanting to hang out with his little sister. The fishing part is funny too.
-Dante, Age 9, Amagansett, NY