Get Your Wordsworth (Books 1-6)

Get Your Wordsworth (Books 1-6)

by Tom Skinner

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What if your kids thought playing with words and ideas was incredibly fun?

'Clever, witty and fun!'

Kids and teens love ideas from left field, a play on words that makes them giggle and stretches their creative language skills.

'This is excellent. For funny kids who get it! My 2 love them as bedtime stories...a pleasure for me to read aloud. BUY THIS SET...'

Call it what you will this quick 'n' quirky combination of poetry, youthful humor, silly phrases, puns and sketches is designed to challenge developing brains to look at language – and life – from a whole new perspective.

'Exceptional and good for adults too.'

Call it hilarious, whimsical or just plain funny, Tom Skinner's zany poetry-prose fusion collection, Get Your Wordsworth, invites you to hurry up and relax with verse that is not what you expect from a modern muse. It's a cerebral celebration for ages 8-100!

'Poetry, prose, whatever way you look at it, this is a good collection for either a school library or a teacher.'

Encourage the young readers in your life to let loose with mad word associations, silly syllables and gormless giggles…in the bean bag with you, the car, or anywhere at all.

'Very good collection of six books in one omnibus.'

As a parent or teacher, you have probably already had some fun together with word association, punning, and experimentation via various forms of literature.

Forty-eight short and bodacious illustrated one page stories in crisp and quirky verse for bright readers (ages 8-15) who think poetry is seriously boring.

'I hesitate to recommend this type of genre to public libraries since nonfiction and prose are less checked out, but with proper advertising, this item would be worth having in a collection.'

Buy Get Your Wordworth to have some unexpected fun with verse today!

So, what makes the Get Your Wordsworth series special? 

It's a mix of things, really. When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create a new type of poetry. A poetry-prose hybrid that was much less rigid, formal or technical than the  traditional model and one that did not bore the buttocks off bright young people.

Hence the highly unorthodox format, combining a newspaper style title and sub-title, an original hand-drawn high quality sketch for each poem plus a personal author insight or pun were all designed to make the poetry more accessible and digestible for middle grade readers.

Overall, the Get Your Wordsworth series is designed for those, young and old alike, who appreciate the English language in all its nuanced, layered and textured glory and who can handle a judicious mix of the super silly and gently philosophical all imbued with a healthy dose of wry and dry humor!

What words would you, as a modern muse, use to describe this series? 

It's tough to describe because Get Your Wordsworth seems to be a brand new style of pictorial poetry-prose…one that combines a timeless art form with some crafty additions to boost readability and enjoyment.

Overall, I call this new breed of bite-size mash-ups fast blasts. But a quick brainstorm also unearthed the following possible descriptions!

casual poetry-prose

short story poems

laugh now, think later verse

micro poetry-prose

illustrated micro fiction

rap traps

genre-busting poetry-prose

one minute super shorts

cheeky chunks poetry

High-Brow Re-Verse

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156147755
Publisher: Pink Hippo Press
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 22 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

May I introduce Tom, last name Skinner?
His yen to write books was a winner
While he once brought the post
What he really loves most
Is devouring words for his dinner

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