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Incredible inventions : poems, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrations by Julia Sarcone-Roach

Label
Incredible inventions : poems
Title
Incredible inventions
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrations by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inventions can be big, like roller coasters, or small, like crayons. And inventors can be scientists or athletes or even boys and girls! It's hard to imagine life without Popsicles, basketball, or Band-Aids, but they all started with just one person and a little imagination. With sixteen original poems selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and Julia Sarcone-Roach's imaginative artwork, Incredible Inventions celebrates creativity that comes in all shapes and sizes
Review
  • K-Gr 5— The highlighted inventions in these 16 poems—blue jeans, roller coaster, basketball, and Popsicle, to name a few—have great kid-appeal. Poets such as Joan Bransfield Graham, Kristine O'Connell George, J. Patrick Lewis, and Alice Schertle each single out one invention. Their poetic styles vary from couplets to free verse and concrete poetry. Some poems are pure fun; others are a mix of facts and history. Four pages of informational paragraphs follow the chronologically arranged selections, followed by an illustrated time line. Sarcone-Roach unites the different poems with double-page illustrations, which vary in style from painterly to cartoon. Quick sketches and notes in the margins of the contents page suggest that the inventing is still in progress. This anthology does an excellent job of uniting the creativity of words, art, and innovation. It will spark children's curiosity and hold their interest.—Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH --Carolyn Janssen (Reviewed February 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 2, p92)
  • This compendium of small poems about common inventions will entertain and inform a wide span of age groups, either as a read-aloud, read-together or read-alone. From jigsaw puzzles (invented in 1766) and the drinking straw to crayons and the running shoe, each well-chosen piece, all from different poets and arranged chronologically, presents readers young and old with some interesting and surprising facts about everyday objects. Most poems follow rhyming patterns, one is a haiku and several imitate the shapes of the objects they describe. Although the font may be a touch too small for the youngest readers, the rhymes and rhythms will appeal to all. Sarcone-Roach provides active, splashy illustrations on every page that unify the book visually and contribute their own humorous touches. Hopkins adds a mini-biography for each invention at the end of the book, and these contain some surprises too. Both an easy introduction to nonfiction for young children and a fund of interesting trivia for older readers. (Picture book/poetry. 5-12) (Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2009)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
299975
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
600
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hopkins, Lee Bennett
  • Sarcone-Roach, Julia
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inventions
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Inventions
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Inventions
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Incredible inventions : poems, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrations by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Basketball seasons
  • by John Sullivan
  • The tale of fig newton
  • by Sandra Gilbert Brüg
  • The Ferris wheel
  • by Elizabeth Upton
  • Take the escalator
  • by Katherine O'Connell George
  • Brushes rule
  • by Constance Andrea Keremes
  • Two puzzling
  • Inside the box
  • by Ann Whitford Paul
  • What to do with a popsicle
  • by Lee Bennett Hopkins
  • Band-aid
  • by J. Patrick Lewis
  • The signal's lament
  • by Alice Schertle
  • "In here, Kitty Kitty"
  • by Marilyn Singer
  • by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
  • Velcro
  • by Maria Fleming
  • In new running shoes
  • by Fran Haraway
  • Behind the inventions
  • Ode to blue jeans
  • by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
  • Roller coaster
  • by Joan Bransfield Graham
  • The straw--1888
  • by Drew Lamm
Control code
1520711
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
27 pages
Isbn
9780060872458
Isbn Type
(library binding)
Lccn
2008003830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060872458
  • (OCoLC)191732483
Label
Incredible inventions : poems, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins ; illustrations by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Basketball seasons
  • by John Sullivan
  • The tale of fig newton
  • by Sandra Gilbert Brüg
  • The Ferris wheel
  • by Elizabeth Upton
  • Take the escalator
  • by Katherine O'Connell George
  • Brushes rule
  • by Constance Andrea Keremes
  • Two puzzling
  • Inside the box
  • by Ann Whitford Paul
  • What to do with a popsicle
  • by Lee Bennett Hopkins
  • Band-aid
  • by J. Patrick Lewis
  • The signal's lament
  • by Alice Schertle
  • "In here, Kitty Kitty"
  • by Marilyn Singer
  • by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
  • Velcro
  • by Maria Fleming
  • In new running shoes
  • by Fran Haraway
  • Behind the inventions
  • Ode to blue jeans
  • by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
  • Roller coaster
  • by Joan Bransfield Graham
  • The straw--1888
  • by Drew Lamm
Control code
1520711
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
27 pages
Isbn
9780060872458
Isbn Type
(library binding)
Lccn
2008003830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060872458
  • (OCoLC)191732483

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