Sports! Sports! Sports!: A Poetry Collection

Sports! Sports! Sports!: A Poetry Collection

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Overview

Twenty poems in a variety of forms explore the pleasures of sport, from baseball:
"It was my turn to bat /
And I hit the ball /
So hard it sailed /
Right over the wall"
--Lillian M. Fisher
to skating:
"The silver blade /
Of one white skate /
Cuts a perfect figure 8"
--Kate Hovey
with stops along the way for basketball, track, soccer, swimming, and football. Although this is not a novel theme for a poetry anthology, what gives the collection its distinction is its perfect pitch for beginning readers. The poems are short, and so are the words; images are immediate:
"A football poem /
Should hit hard /
Like a nose guard"
--J. Patrick Lewis
and rhyme provides good clues for new readers:
"Soccer player's nimble feet /
hustle at the soccer meet"
--Sandra Gilbert Brog
Energetically illustrated, the book provides a brisk workout for readers new to the team.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064437134
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/31/2000
Series: I Can Read Book 3 Series
Edition description: 1ST HARPER
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Hero

October comes with
Chill air--
Golden sun--

A football game--
A score of
Six to zero--

And my brother runs
A winning touchdown
And becomes
My instant hero.

By Tom Robert Shields
Sports! Sports! Sports!. Copyright � by Lee Hopkins. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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