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Stampede! — A Poetic Book Review

Stampede!: Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of SchoolStampede!: Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School by Laura Purdie Salas

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A children’s poetry book
about an entire school year
From start to finish
the allegories quite dear

where else could you see
children all around
running and playing
situations abound?

From stampeding elephants
to swarming like bees
the kids swoop like sparrows
and swing like monkeys

A whirlwind of laughter
to hearts ever breaking
eighteen poems you’ll remember
and keep your sides aching

Kids will see that
all their woes and fears
happen to everyone at some point
in their school careers

Adults will reminisce
of their school days past
brought vibrantly to life
the memories ever last

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  1. Ping from Jeanne:

    Love poetry. Nice to see a review in rhyme. I enjoy writing poetry and probably need to put some on my blog for other poets to enjoy. Great reviews. I like reading what you have to say about books.

  2. Ping from Raising Marshmallows:

    I'm crusading by! I've never read a review written in rhyme. Nice!Nikki

  3. Ping from Carole Anne Carr:

    Loved every bit of it! Wonderful!

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