p>Flicker Flash is a poetic exploration of a mutable yet omnipresent part of the world around us. From the flicker of birthday candles to a flash of. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. Flicker Flash is a poetic exploration of a mutable yet omnipresent part of the world around us. From the flicker of birthday candles to a flash of lightning, from the.

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Graphic design is the outstanding feature here, as the typography is skillfully used to intensify the shapes of the poems, not only with size and placement but with color as well, so that the words themselvesbecome part of the surrounding illustration.

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She grew up in New Jersey on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Turn on the light and open this book to see and feel the energy, emotion, and surprise of light in its many forms! Flicker Flash was not only a wonderful rhyming poetry bookbut also a very educational book for children. My kid found it at the library and put it in my lap, but briefly leafing through it I was at first put off by the style of the illustrations, which I found rather hideous.

Flicker Flash : Poems

Most of the poems are absolutely dependent on the flicier, because they’re concrete shape poems. I am getting her book, “Splish Splash”, about water from the library next ; We really enjoyed reading this book together.


The colors used for the text accurately grahak a campfire and help create imager Flicker Flash is composed of several different concrete poems.

Pavonetti Snippet view – Even the color of the font matters. Thomas Edison is also featured in this poetry book with a poem about the light bulb. I would love to have this book in my classroom when I become a teacher and maybe could even help in a science study of some sort.

It will spark their batteries. This book is absolutely incredible for two reasons.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The poems come with some nice illustrations with the poems of course in the shape of the object being described.

Lastly, I really like how the Naomi Shibab review mentions that older kids can use this book as an example to experiment with word placement on a page. For example, one poem is in the shape of a candle.

The poem is written in the shape of flames coming of a fire. Feb 23, Aja rated it it was ok Shelves: Review quote “In a follow-up to SPLISH SPLASH, Graham’s collection of poems about water, the twenty-three concrete poems in this collection celebrate light in forms familiar to young children, such as a lightning bolt, a porch light, birthday candles, a refrigerator light, the sun, and the full moon.


Young readers’ eyes will be opened to an amazing new way of perceiving poetry in everyday life.

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Apr 11, Charlotte rated it it was amazing Shelves: Evaluation of Literary Elements: Apr 28, Morgan Norsen rated it really liked it.

The illustrations were my favorite about the book. The poem titled lightning bolt is written in the shape of a lightning bolt with Ben Franklin flying his kite in front of it. I would use this book in a science unit on light. Light can be dynamic, exciting, dramatic, comforting, fascinating, and welcoming. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

For example, facts on the sun, Thomas Edison, and Ben Franklin.

Journey Home Lawrence McKay. The shape poems in this book, all about light, are varied in tone, style, and approach. Both clever and entertaining, this book could be great to begin a lesson on light, merely to peak some interest.

Naomi Shibab Nye What a well-lit book!