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Thunderboom! Poems for Everyone

Thunderboom! Poems for Everyone

Charlotte Pomerantz
Illustrator:  Rob Shepperson 
For ages 5 to 8
Front Street, 2006   ISBN: 1932425403

Get ready everyone, for a “parade of animals” is about to walk by. What is that noise? Where is that racket coming from? Is it coming from “a husk of bears,” or a “walk of snails?” Perhaps the “plump of seals,” is responsible for the dreadful “hullabaloo.” But no, would you believe it, something altogether more mundane is behind the dreadful racket.

In this delightful collection of poems, Charlotte Pomerantz finds creative ways to tell stories, to explore everyday events, to celebrate special days, and to paint word pictures of memorable places and things. Readers can ride on a merry-go-round with a little girl and her grandpa. They can share a pear with a bear (or not). They can even listen in on a conversation between a pot and a clock.

Using a variety of poetical forms, delightful rhymes, and some deliciously quirky topics, Charlotte Pomerants has created a truly one-of-a-kind collection of poems.