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"Just the thing for readers with a burgeoning interest in poetry--or angling."-- Publishers Weekly
Nine-year-old Sam loves fishing with his dad. So when his pesky little sister, Lucy, horns in on their fishing trip, he's none too pleased. All ends well in this winsome book of poems--each labeled with its proper poetic form. Together the poems build a dawn-to-dusk story of a father-son bond, of sibling harmony lost and found--and, most of all, of delicious anticipation. Charming line drawings animate the poetry with humor and drama, and the extensive Poet's TackleBox at the end makes this the perfect primer to hook aspiring poets of all ages.
Tamera Will Wissinger writes poetry and stories for children. She earned her B.A. degree in English from Sioux Falls College, and her M.F.A. degree in Writing from Hamline University. She is the author of GONE FISHING: A Novel in Verse and THIS OLD BAND. www.tamerawillwissinger.com Matthew Cordell has illustrated many picture and chapter books for children, including the picture book Hello Hello. He lives with his wife and their two children outside of Chicago, Illinois. Learn more at www.matthewcordell.com."
Publisher's Weekly Review
Long takes a small incidentgoing fishing with Daddyand reveals the drama and satisfaction that come with it. Ages 5-8. (April) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Horn Book Review
Sam is excited for his fishing trip with Dad--until little sister Lucy tags along. Poems in various forms describe the fishing trio's day: preparations, techniques ("Heeere, fishy, fishy, fishy..."), frustrations ("Lucy's winning eight to... / none), and eventual triumphs. Cordell's buoyant illustrations are a natural fit for the upbeat verse. A "Poet's Tackle Box" section outlines poetic devices and forms. Bib. (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.