Poem in My Pocket

Kids Can. Jun. 2021. 24p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781525301452.
Gr 1-4–”I had a poem in my pocket, / but my pocket got a rip. / Rhymes tumbled down my leg / and trickled from my hip.” As the poem visually flows out of the narrator’s pocket, the watercolor illustrations draw readers in. Every page gives way to flying words, wild combinations of lettering, enthralling cityscapes, and the black-haired, brown-skinned narrator on a quest to find a poem. At the end of the story is a challenge to locate rhyming words on each page, finding mixed-up words, and other fun activities. The author also includes where to find more information about “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” Children who have never been able access poetry before may be inspired to craft a line or two of their own.
VERDICT Whether for classes that celebrate “Poem in Your Pocket Day” or students who love rhyming wordplay, this book is a gift.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing