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I posted another Valentine's Day haiga on Sunday. If you missed it, click here.
Yesterday, the Cybils Awards were announced. I was part of the judging team for the Poetry Award. I'm happy to say that the winner is BookSpeak! by Laura Purdie Salas (illustrations by Josée Bisaillon)! What a nice gift in her virtual mailbox!
For me, the whimsy in BookSpeak! really stood out. Who would have thought someone would write a poem from the point of view of an index? Certainly not me, but, it worked! And, it just might get a kid to pick up a book, and for once, notice an index!
Coupled with the book's illustration and design, the poems are just plain fun! Here's an example:
I'm on a cliff--
far down I see
sharp rocks jut out,
waves wait for me.
I feel the edge
beneath my toe.
It's crumbling from
the harsh wind's blow.
Is this the end?
This breath my last?
Please, author, write
a sequel fast!
For the Round-Up this week, head over to TeacherDance.