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    Ode to a Commode
    Concrete Poems
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    Also available in: E-BookPaperback
    By: Brian P. Cleary Illustrated By: Andy Rowland
    ©2015
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-2045-8
    Guided Reading: O
    Pages: 32
    Trim Size: 7 x 9
    Dewey: 811'.54
    Reading Grade Level: 3
    Interest Grade Level: 2-5
    Ages: 7-11
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    DESCRIPTION Brian P. Cleary
    Is that a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a poem! Concrete poems are shaped like their subjects. They can look like objects, animals, or even people. You won't find many straight lines here! Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary explains how concrete poems work—and uses them to create all sorts of wild wordplay. Ode to a Commode is packed with mind-bending poems to make you puzzle and ponder. And when you've finished reading, you can try your hand at writing your own concrete poems!

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    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
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    Book Features
    Full-Color Illustrations, Further Reading, Original Artwork, Table of Contents, Websites
    About the Author
    Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®, Math Is CATegorical®, Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.
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    About the Illustrator
    While studying for a degree in Manchester, Andy Rowland accepted his first drawing award, the MacMillan Children's Book Prize. Years later, he has more than twenty published books to his name. He lives in England.
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    Awards for this Title
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Utah Beehive Award
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    "Cleary's collection of poems range between quietly clever to laugh-out-loud funny....[T]he poems are short and fun enough to charm even the most ardent enemy of poetry, and children will likely walk away feeling inspired to make their own concrete poems in the most creative of shapes. Recommended for both school and public libraries."―Booklist
    School Library Journal
    "This is a solid book of poetry with a variety of enjoyable examples to inspire readers' own efforts." —School Library Journal