Rainbow Soup

Adventures in Poetry

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Come romp with me amongst the words/Come play amongst the phrases/Swing and climb from pun to rhyme/And hop through versey mazes. Swim through rivers thick with thought/Rejoice from head to toe-etry. Beat your drums and shake your bums/And dance the dance of poetry. From the author of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical™ series, this playful poetry collection includes limericks, puns, palindromes, and more. Short annotations explain the various forms and terms of poetry used.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-57505-597-8
$26.65 $19.99
978-1-57505-790-3
$39.99 $29.99
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2004
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 88
Publication Date 2004-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.4
BISACS JNF042000, JNF029000, JNF042010
Dewey 808.1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Features Awards, Index, Reviewed, and Source notes

Awards

  • CBC Children's Choices, Winner, 2004
  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book, Commended, 2004

Reviews

Booklist

“Cleary knows just what topics to put into verse. . . ensuring giggles and guffaws along with his information about verse form and function.” —Booklist

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“. . . a curricular dream. . . offers readaloud and recitation pleasures to even the most irreverent youngsters.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Publishers Weekly

“Full of puns and silly jokes, Cleary here does for poetry what his Words Are Categorical series does for grammar. . . the verses are clever and comical, and youngsters who may be intimidated by poetry may well warm up to its playful presentation here.” —Publishers Weekly

Illustrator: Neal Layton

Author: Brian P. Cleary

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.