Hey, You!

Poems to Skyscrapers, Mosquitoes, and Other Fun Things

By Janeczko, Paul B.

Publishers Summary:
This collection of 25 poems includes imaginative odes to such unexpected items as mailboxes, snowflakes, and sea horses.

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ISBN
978-0-06052-347-3 978-0-06052-348-0
Publisher
HarperCollins


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on March 1, 2007

Gr 2-5 These 30 poems by various writers were all written "to" their subjects, directly addressing "skyscrapers, mosquitoes, and other fun things." Yet, a ballad to the Vietnam Memorial sits between a vacuous bit of verse to a police officer's horse and a longer poem to the moon. On occasion, similar subjects will follow one another. The most interesting of these pairings are two selections to bees, "Strai...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2007

Janeczko observes in an opening note, "There is lots of room for imagination when a poet writes to a thing," and thus the poems here are addressed to a mote of dust, a mosquito, an astronaut, and even a maggot in an apple. The collection includes a few classic poems such as Dennis Lee's "Skyscraper" ("Skyscraper, skyscraper...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on January 1, 2007

This collection includes a few classic poems; most of the works, though, are new and fresh. They range widely in tone...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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