A turn for the verse
Stampede! Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School is heading your way. This is poetic energy at its best by the prolific and always topical Laura Purdie Salas. Stampede! includes 18 untamed poems from the classroom and schoolyard that will appeal to the wild child in everyone. The joys of jumping in puddles and swinging on jungle gym bars are set to rhythmic verse, and Steven Salerno's mod illustrations provide a perfectly lively complement to poems such as "Swarm": "I brought a kickballwant to play? / I wonder what's for lunch today. / When the doors swing open wide, / we bumblebees all fly inside."