Button Up!: Wrinkled Rhymes

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by Alice Schertle. Illustrated by Petra Mathers. Picture Book Poetry. 40 pages. Grades PreK-3.
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Individual clothes are the first person narrators in this collection of funny and charming poems. Titles include "Bob's Bicycle Helmet," "Jack's Soccer Jersey" and "Jamelia's Dress-up Clothes." Fifteen poems using varying rhythms and rhymes affectionately portray the things children wear with simple yet effective language.

Colorful illustrations are playful and a great match for the various pieces of clothing and the animals wearing them. Mathers has used watercolor to create vibrant color along with a lightness which works well with the tone of the poems.

This is a great book for modeling a poem from the viewpoint of an object. It is also a fun read-aloud and a good example of an unusual point-of-view in writing. If you're looking for a poem about shoelaces, boots, T-shirts, pajamas or hats look no further.

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