Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word is a delightful collection of poems sure to be engaging for a wide range of kids and adults. Inspired by the concrete poet Andrew Russ, Bob Raczka set out to make poems using only the letters from one single word, which is also the title of the poem. The poems are visual in that each letter of the poem is lined up vertically with the corresponding letter from the title word. This makes reading the poems a little bit like solving a puzzle. The poems are also typed in conventional verse on the next page. Aside from those “aha!” moments when you understand the poems, the best part of this collection is the likelihood that readers will be inspired to make their own “single word” poems.
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