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Holiday Stew: A Kid's Portion of Holiday and Seasonal Poems Hardcover – April 3, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 4
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (April 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805077154
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805077155
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #389,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 2-4–The author and illustrator of Lunch Box Mail and Other Poems (Holt, 2001) turns her artistic and wordplay talents to a celebration of a year's worth of holidays–from the familiar, like Easter, Passover, and April Fool's Day, to those less well-known to some children, such as Ramadan. There's even one about the switch to daylight savings time. The collection is organized by season, and each of the 78 original poems is accompanied by a richly detailed ink illustration. Neither the rhyme nor the meter is forced, and the poems remain rooted in child-based experiences. Move over Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky–there's a new comic poetry writer on the block.–Kathleen Whalin, York Public Library, ME
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The subtitle serves up the contents of these 80-some poems illustrated with gouache-and-pen doodles, similar to Whitehead's Lunch Box Mail (2001). Divided into seasons, the poems cover traditional holidays and lesser-celebrated ones, like Flag Day, Friendship Day, Daylight Savings Time, Teacher Appreciation Day, plus cultural and religious holidays, such as Ramadan, Rosh Hashanah, Chinese New Year, and Kwanzaa. The sometimes offbeat rhythms are redeemed by the consistent child's point of view. "A Long-Distance Connection—Phone call hugs, / Fridge photo smiles, / Traveling for miles and miles; / In a car, letter, or thought—/ Nana visits me a lot!" Though the text layout echoes the occasion ("Camp-A-Lot" is a letter tacked to a bulletin board; "It's Hanukkah" curves the type along the lines of a menorah), the crowded page design curdles the stew, losing some of the whimsical flavor in the details and side comments. The poems, however, which vary in length from two lines to six stanzas, will be a boon to teachers and librarians. Cummins, Julie
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reading my way thru life on July 30, 2007
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A new batch of playful poems to celebrate the seasons and holidays! This is a beautifully and whimsically illustrated book that will delight the kids and the adults will have fun with it too! The poems are silly and so much fun.

I am impressed that this includes poems for many different religions and ethnicities. For example there are poems for: the Chinese New Year, Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Ramadan, The Nativity, Kwanza, New Years eve, and Martin Luther King. There are many other occasions that have been 'poemized' like camping and fishing, sleepover fun, summer, mother earth and arbor day, flower party and the list goes on.

This is a treasure that you and your kids will enjoy, and you'll wanna keep this book long after your kids are gone! (because don't we all need to be reminded how to be a kid again once in a while?) I loved the author's first book "Lunch Box Mail." -So, be sure to check that one out if you haven't already. Both are great!
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Artist Jenny Whitehead's illustrations and poems are fun for the whole family. Kids and adults will enjoy this book all year long. Every family's library should include this treasure.
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Another great book by a great lady!! I love that the Purple Cow is back too!! Keep up the great work!
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