NPM 2020 Day 19: How to Read a Book

I have a hard time reviewing books that are a poem, instead of a collection of poems, but this one is worth it!

1-How to Read Bk COVERToday’s picture book, “How to Read a Book,” is a poem written by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by one of my favorite illustrators, Melissa Sweet.  Even so, I wasn’t prepared for how much I would love it.  After all, we all know how to read a book, right?  Oh but this poem.  sigh  It’s beautiful!  I can only share one image from it with you today, but you MUST track down this book and read it, if you haven’t already.  I was practically drooling on the book while reading it.  It’s that delicious!  AND it has won the 2020 Lee Bennett Hopkins award.  Of course!

I will share one of my favorite segments from the book that felt like a poem almost all by itself.  It was also one of my favorite images from the book.  As a bonus, I will include the afterwards from both Kwame and Melissa about the book project.  It’s a MUST read!!

How to Read Book2

How to Read Book4

How to Read Book3

And if you’re looking for more poetry fun this month, be sure to check out the Kidlitosphere Event Roundup!

About jenabenton

I'm an elementary school teacher, writer, illustrator and storyteller.

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