Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word
By Bob Raczka
Roaring Brook Press, 2011. 43 pgs. Middle Grade Poetry
This is a collection of poems all formed using letters from a single word. For example:
However, the poems are arranged in order of how the letters appear in the word order:
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I like the idea here; it's fun to see poems developing from a single word. However, sometimes the arrangement made it hard to know where one word ended and the next word started. Granted, there is a wider space between words than between letters that just go onto a second or third line, but it's not quite as clear as I'd like to make it a smooth read. However, on the page following each poem, there is a line-by-line, easy-to-read version of the poem.
3.5 stars. Clean read.