Bow-Tie Pasta

Acrostic Poems

From the Series Poetry Adventures

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Acrostic? What kind of stick is that? Actually, it’s a poem! Acrostic poems are created from a word or phrase written vertically down the page. Each letter becomes part of a line in the poem, revealing a thought or a clue about the poem’s topic. Award-winning author Brian P. Cleary shows how even the wackiest words can make an acrostic poem.

Bow-Tie Pasta is packed with acrostics to make you snicker and snort. And when you’ve finished reading, you can try your hand at writing your own poems!

Format Your Price
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF042000, JNF029000, JNF042010
Dewey 811'.54
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Guided Reading Level P
Features Bibliography/further reading, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Table of contents


School Library Journal

“An extremely useful tool for teachers or librarians looking to breathe life into a poetry unit.”—School Library Journal


“[T]he overall light tone and friendly approach to an easy-to-replicate form of poetry make this a good addition to school poetry collections, for both studying types of poems and as a kick-start to creative writing efforts.”—Booklist

Publishers Weekly

“Full of silly moments, Rowland’s cartoons are as approachable as Cleary’s rhymes, making this a fine, funny lead-in to readers’ own acrostic explorations.”—Publishers Weekly

Kirkus Reviews

“Rowland’s brightly detailed illustrations neatly capture Cleary’s playful tone and whatever pun’s to be had. Entertaining and spirited . . . [a] wily collection of puzzler poems.”—Kirkus Reviews

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.

Illustrator: Andy Rowland

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.