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Away with Words!: Wise and Witty Poems for Language Lovers (Hardcover)

Away with Words!: Wise and Witty Poems for Language Lovers By Mary Ann Hoberman, Perry Hoberman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mary Ann Hoberman, Perry Hoberman (Illustrator)
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A deliciously clever and entertaining collection of poems that celebrate word play by former Children's Poet Laureate and New York Times bestselling author Mary Ann Hoberman

Words are remarkable / Here is a book / Where you'll not only listen / You also will look / Where you'll not only look / But you also will think / About words and their meanings / And how in the blink / Of an eye or a letter / Their meanings can change / Words are remarkable / Language is strange!

In this poetry collection, the masterful Mary Ann Hoberman celebrates the joy of wordplay with poems about the alphabet, assonance, alliteration, grammar and punctuation, similes, rhythm and rhyme, and so much more!

About the Author

Mary Ann Hoberman is a former Children's Poet Laureate, recipient of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children and the National Book Award, and the critically acclaimed author of over forty books for children. Her notable titles include the bestselling You Read to Me, I”ll Read to You and the Sing-A-Long Stories series and the poetry collections Forget-Me-Nots and The Llama Who Had No Pajama. She lives in Connecticut.

Perry Hoberman is a media, installation, and performance artist. He has exhibited internationally, with major shows throughout the USA and Europe. He has received the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Fellowships, among other honors, and has taught and lectured widely, most recently at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Perry resides in Twentynine Palms, CA with his wife and three cats. This is his first children's book.

Praise For…

A Bank Street College Best Children’s Book​ of 2023

"Digitally finished pen and pencil spot art with a hand-markered vibe features illustrated alphabets, arrayed creatures, and people of varying skin tones; the standout is a double-page, starry night homage to the word vast ('A tiny word/ That encompasses/ The universe')."—Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316167659
ISBN-10: 0316167657
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: March 8th, 2022
Pages: 64
Language: English