PB – A Poetry Friday Power Book PET CRAZY


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A Poetry Friday Power Book PET CRAZY

by Sylvia Vardell Janet Wong

Ages 3-8
ISBN 9781937057718

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Calling all “pet people”! PET CRAZY: A Poetry Friday Power Book features twelve PowerPacks that use creative activities to get your children (K-3) thinking, drawing, reading, and writing about cats, dogs, lizards, rabbits, and more! Resources for children (as well as parents, teachers, and book club leaders) include “Hidden Language Skills” to sharpen language learning even further, recommended reading lists and websites, tips for reading aloud and writing, talking points, and places to publish.

The book features the work of the dynamic team of Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, illustrator Franzi Paetzold, and 12 poets: Kristy Dempsey, Helen Frost, Janice Harrington, Eric Ode, Laura Shovan, Eileen Spinelli, Elizabeth Steinglass, Don Tate, Padma Venkatraman, April Halprin Wayland, Carole Boston Weatherford, and Tamera Will Wissinger.

This book offers several choices for reading, thinking, writing, and responding. Overall, it’s a story in poems, but all of this is also organized in PowerPack groups that help children get a “behind the scenes” look at how poems work and how poets write and think. In each of these PowerPack groups, you’ll find five things:

PowerPack 7

  • PowerPlay Prewriting Activity 
  • Anchor Poem (from an outside source) 
  • Response Poem 
  • Mentor Poem 
  • Power2You Writing Prompt 

Children can have fun reading and thinking about poetry and learning about how poetry uses just a few words, but says so much and can inspire us to share our own thoughts and feelings.