Fold Me a Poem

Fold Me a Poem

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Join a young boy as he creates a world filled with origami creatures of all shapes and sizes out of an array of brightly colored paper. From roosters waking up and buffalo pawing the tablecloth to cheetahs racing lions and moths that yearn for butterfly colors, here is a glimpse into the vibrant imagination of a child.

Award-winning author Kristine O'Connell George's thirty-two spirited poems combine seamlessly with celebrated artist Lauren Stringer's luminous illustrations to create a poetry collection that is truly like no other.

Features an illustrator's note and an extensive listing of origami-related books and websites.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152025014
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/01/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 56
Sales rank: 768,803
Product dimensions: 9.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile: 470L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

KRISTINE O'CONNELL GEORGE is an acclaimed poet whose many books include The Great Frog Race and Other Poems, illustrated by Kate Kiesler, winner of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award, and Hummingbird Nest: A Journal of Poems, illustrated by Barry Moser. She lives in Agoura, California.

LAUREN STRINGER is a celebrated painter who has illustrated such favorites as Our Family Tree: An Evolution Story by Lisa Westberg Peters; Castles, Caves, and Honeycombs by Linda Ashman; and Mud by Mary Lyn Ray. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Fold Me a Poem 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
marciaskidslit on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The theme of this story is imagination, the mind's capacity to generate images of objects, states, or actions. The story follows a boy and his cat through an entire day from sunrise to sunset as the reader sees the origami animals magically come to life. The author and the illustrator introduce poetry in the form of haiku, a Japanese lyric verse form having three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables, with origami, the Japanese art or process of folding paper into shapes. This is a unique combination. The illustrations were done in Lascaux acrylics on watercolor paper. Each piece of origami is beautifully brought to life by the illustrator.
ErikSalvail on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A nice introduction to poetry and origami, Fold Me a Poem is cute and original. Using a child's imagination and creativity to make objects and animals with paper, Kristine O'Connell George's whimsical poetry is cute and beautiful. The poetry and the story built are connected by heart-felt illustrations by Lauren Stringer. A great pick for a child's first poetry book, or a great addition to any collection.
Jill.Barrington on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A boy's imagination brings his origami animal creations to life.The book would be useful in a discussion about imagination and creation.
Kathdavis54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A picture book of poems about oragami. The pictures are fun, but the story gets boring after a bit.
michelleraphael on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Each poem told a tiny story of its own in Fold Me A Poem. The whole book feels to have been told be a young boy who is creating these paper critters.