October 8, 2009

Meow Ruff

Meow Ruff: A Story in Concrete Poetry
by Joyce Sidman
illustrated by Michelle Berg

Concrete poetry uses verse lines to illustrate the poem's subject. They are also known as shape poems or picture poems.

Meow Ruff is about the friendship that develops between a dog and a cat, who bond during a rainstorm. Kids will have fun following the words that cleverly describe and shape each object, from clouds formed by puffy white letters to raindrops described in vertically descending typefaces.

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