Incredible Inventions Poems Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and Illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach is a book that I most definitely want it in my collection of poetry books. Here you have another poetry anthology put together by Lee Bennet Hopkins with the common theme of inventions. The inventions covered range from puzzles, jeans, to roller coaster and escalator. I love the poems he selected for this anthology since some poems have more details, others are very simple and some are concrete poems. It is great to find such a variety in one book. But hold on, here is my favorite part: at the back of the book there is a "Behind the Inventions" section which includes a brief information of when, where and who invented the items mentioned in the poems. At the bottom of these two pages, the illustrator included a picture timeline of the inventions. How incredibly talented and creative is that?
One of my favorite poem is Two Puzzling by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater with the illustrations done in a bird's eye view. This book is definitely a treat for your mind and your eyes.
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