I don't think I've ever published a collection that has been honored as much as this one. Chris Raschka has brilliantly illustrated this collection of concrete, or shape, poems in a way that is like . . . well, I won't even try to describe his work. You have to sit in a comfy chair with this book in your lap and slowly read the poems and enjoy the illustrations. You are in for a real treat. You can peek at more of his work if you visit the Candlewick Press site and click on the link to his books.
A Publishers Weekly Cuffie Award Winner: Best Book of Poems
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book
An ALA Notable Children's Book
A Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
A Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Winner
"Young children and . . . older readers will enjoy the surprise of what can be done with words."
— Booklist (starred review)
"Everyone of these poems is a winner . . . Truly a tour de force."
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Raschka and Janeczko provide an uncluttered, meditative space for the picturesque language."
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Kids with a taste for the unusual and tricky will have no end of fun with these puzzlers . . . Beautiful and playful."
— School Library Journal (starred review)