Poetry Comics (Hardcover)

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“A poetry-filled graphic novel that is powerful in its simplicity.” Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Personal but personable, too, with glints of quiet humor.”Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
Poetry Comics is . . . a sensorial experience that taps into what it means to be human and leaves you inspired to explore, discover, create, and connect.” —Aron Nels Steinke, Eisner Award-winning cartoonist
From the creator of Incidental Comics, Grant Snider, comes a fun and imaginative book that combines poetry and comics in a whole new way. Perfect for poetry lovers and reluctant readers alike.

From the cloud-gazing hours of early spring to the lost bicycles of late autumn, Grant Snider’s brilliantly illustrated Poetry Comics will take you climbing, floating, swimming, and tumbling through all the year’s ups, downs, and in-betweens. He proves that absolutely everything, momentous or minuscule, is worthy of attention, whether snail shells, building blocks, the lamented late bus, or the rare joy of unscuffed shoes. These poems explore everything you never thought to write a poem about, and they’re so fun to read you’ll want to write one yourself. Not to worry, there’s a poem for that, too!

FOR COMIC BOOK FANS: These poems for kids are brightly illustrated in graphic novel-style panels, adding a delightful new element to approaching poetry. Perfect for visually oriented readers and young people who already love comics, cartoons, and graphic novels.

EXCITING NEW APPROACH TO POETRY: Funny, instructive, and thoroughly engaging, this poem book is a perfect addition to classroom libraries and poetry curricula. 

POEMS FOR EVERY SEASON: With sections for winter, spring, summer, and fall, this poetry book offers teachers and kids lots to enjoy and share all year round. 

SPARK A LOVE OF POETRY AND ART: Perfect for classroom writing and drawing prompts, this book will inspire readers of all ages to make and share poetry comics of their own!

Perfect for:
  • Young readers of comics and graphic novels
  • Aspiring poets, writers, and cartoonists
  • Parents and educators seeking a fun and engaging way to introduce kids to poetry
  • Reading and sharing during Poetry Month
  • Readers looking for contemporary additions to classic children's poetry like Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and A Light in the Attic
  • Fans of Mary Oliver looking to share an equally contemplative, nature-loving poet with kids
  • Fans of Grant Snider books, including Nothing Ever Happens on a Gray DayWhat Color Is Night?, What Sound Is Morning?, One Boy Watching, and There Is a Rainbow

About the Author

Grant Snider began drawing and writing before he knew what he was doing. Soon it was too late to stop. He is the author of Nothing Ever Happens on a Gray Day, One Boy Watching, What Sound Is Morning?, and What Color Is Night?, among other wonderful books. Snider lives with his wife and kids in Wichita, Kansas, where he also practices orthodontics. You can often find him carrying a sketchbook, lost in his own thoughts.

Praise For…

“A delight to read aloud… fluid illustrations and equally viscous verse culminates in a poetry-filled graphic novel that is powerful in its simplicity.” — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review 

“An excellent collection of poetry that connects children with not only the seasons but also their sense of self, too.” — School Library Journal

“Wryly introspective… Personal but personable, too, with glints of quiet humor.” — Kirkus Review, Starred Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781797219653
ISBN-10: 1797219650
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: March 26th, 2024
Pages: 96
Language: English