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What's the Weather Inside?
by Karma Wilson and Barry Blitt

Overview - Here are more than 120 hysterical, philosophical, rhetorical, and commonsensical poems and pictures that explore the perfectly not-so-perfect world of picky kids, Miss Muffet's revenge, magic homework wands, yellow snow, and Sunday's sundaes
New York Times bestselling author Karma Wilson and renowned "New Yorker" cartoonist Barry Blitt have created a brilliantly entertaining poetry collection sure to be a source of pleasure and inspiration to kids everywhere.
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Overview
Here are more than 120 hysterical, philosophical, rhetorical, and commonsensical poems and pictures that explore the perfectly not-so-perfect world of picky kids, Miss Muffet's revenge, magic homework wands, yellow snow, and Sunday's sundaes
New York Times bestselling author Karma Wilson and renowned "New Yorker" cartoonist Barry Blitt have created a brilliantly entertaining poetry collection sure to be a source of pleasure and inspiration to kids everywhere.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781416900924
  • ISBN-10: 1416900926
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publish Date: March 2009
  • Page Count: 170
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-10


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Performing Arts - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 48.
  • Review Date: 2009-03-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

“If you think poems are stupid/ and poetry's a bore,/ ... / and if you're sure this book's the same/ as all you've read before.../ I dare ya, yes, I dare ya: Turn the page.” Early on, Wilson (Bear Snores On) throws down the gauntlet in her wide-ranging book of humorous, often edgy poetry, Silversteinian in its format and sensibility. Coupled with ink-drawn caricatures by Blitt (The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven), the poems range from modern parables (“I'm telling you now that I'd rather eat cow/ than that goo that my aunt calls tofu./ Ew”) to more experimental verse. On one spread, a list of “lovely” words (“moonlight,/ butterfly,/ chamomile”) faces another with “ugly” words (“traitor,/ homicide,/ moron”). Blitt's artwork adeptly magnifies the tones that the poems strike: in “Golden Eggs,” a goose wearing a crown and “Bling” pendant stares at an empty cradle. “[She'd] rather have/ one fluffy chick/ than a million golden eggs.” The darker poems will not appeal to all, but from the silly to the unsavory, there's plenty to provoke and entertain. Ages 6–10. (Mar.)

 
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A turn for the verse

Karma Wilson knows her way around a rhyme scheme. She's best recognized for the catchy rhythms of Bear Snores On and its lovable sequels. In What's the Weather Inside? Wilson engages readers from the get-go with funny and sometimes naughty poems such as "What Your Dog Might Be Thinking" ("I love to munch what the garbage man missed. / I love to give my people kisses. / SLURP!") and "Mom's Diet" ("Whenever we go out to eat, she gets the diet size. / But at this rate she won't lose weight. / My mom steals half my fries!"). Coupled with the simple comic drawings of Barry Blitt, What's the Weather Inside? reveals the multidimensional talents of Wilson, a clearly seasoned writer.

 
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