Hey You! C'mere: a Poetry Slam. (children's bookshelf).Hey You! C'mere: A Poetry Slam poetry slam
A spoken-word poetry competition. by Elizabeth Swados Elizabeth Swados (born 1951) is an American writer, composer, musician, and director. Her work generally eschews conventional formats in favor of her own unique approaches. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic Press February 2002, $15.95 ISBN ISBN
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ISBN n abbr (= International Standard Book Number) → ISBN m 0-439-09257-4, ages 6-12
In Elizabeth Swados' picture book Hey You! C'mere: A Poetry Slam, a group of neighborhood boys and girls boys and girls
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intr.v. nig·gled, nig·gling, nig·gles
1. To be preoccupied with trifles or petty details.
2. To find fault constantly and trivially; carp. See Synonyms at quibble. you and nuggle you ...).
Swados' humorously worded and expressive poems--16 in all--give voice to many issues and emotions that all children experience. Joe Cepeda's beautifully drawn and colorful illustrations bring the characters' joys, sorrows, fears, likes and dislikes to life.
Hey You! C'mere is a rich, powerful and moving poetry slam that parents will enjoy as much as their kids.
--Lynda Jones is an editor and author of Great Black Heroes: Five Great Black Writers.