R is for Rhyme, A Poetry Alphabet

Written by Judy Young
Illustrated by Victor Juhasz

R is for Rhyme A Poetry Alphabet
                  A poet uses many tools,
                  To build a house of words.
                  And say the things a poet wants,
                  To be both said and heard.
[ Mom's Choice Award ]

From ballads about butterflies, jingles about jelly beans and quatrains about quilts, readers of all ages discover the magic of poetry with this delightful collection of Judy Young's poems which are brought to life with Victor Juhasz' colorful illustrations. Each poem demonstrates different poetic tools, terms and techniques that are explained in easy to comprehend language in the accompanying text, making the book not only enjoyable for all ages, but educational as well.

Awards and Kudos

  • 2008 Mom's Choice Award Gold Recipient and Educators' Choice
  • 2006 National Parenting Publication Association Honor Award for Ages 9+
  • 2006 Missouri Writers' Guild Best Juvenile Book Award
  • 2007 Performed by the Tanner Creative Dance Program and Children’s Dance Theatre for the University of Utah's 58th Annual Performance
  • 2006/2007 Featured book of Albuquerque Public Schools’ Words and Images ARTS Program


Kirkus Review, starred: "Twenty-six sidebar lessons on poetry, each linked to both a poem and a cheeky colorful illustration…This rich compendium would also work well in the classroom."

Twila C. Liggett, Ph.D, Founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow and Professor, Marymount Manhattan College: "This is just an incredible book. By coupling the styles of poetry with such wonderful collection of poems, this book is a delight. Furthermore, it is also a "text" for teachers to use in teaching writing to upper elementary students through the college level. I plan to use this lovely book in my college level teacher education and Children's Literature classes. Bravo!"

International Reading Association's Reading Today: One of "the best new books on the market for your children, your class and even yourself... R is for Rhyme presents a multileveled look into all things poetic."

Published by Sleeping Bear Press, 2006

Hard Cover, 48 pp. ISBN 978-1-58536-240-0
US $17.95
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