Fresh-Picked Poetry: A day at the Farmers’ Market

Each poem in this clever collection is a nonet: a nine-line poem that starts with nine syllables in the first line and ends with one syllable in the ninth line (or the reverse). But these nonets go even further! Every one is also written with the number nine at its heart. There’s plenty to love and learn: topics include the nine months it takes a baby to be born, cats’ nine lives, baseball’s nine players, and the nine-banded armadillo. Some feature history, such as the Little Rock Nine, the spacecraft Apollo 9, the ninth president; others explain idioms, like “dressed to the nines,” “cloud nine,” and “the whole nine yards.” Explore these and more with nonets galore!

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Spend a day at the farmers' market with food, fun and a fresh harvest. Follow the adventures of two new friends and their canine companions as they discover how much there is to love at the market.

publisher

Poems by Michelle Shaub. Illustrations by Amy Huntington. Charlesbridge, 2017 ISBN 978-1-58089-547-7

Awards

Winner, 2018 Growing Good Kids Award for Excellence in Children's Literature from the American Horticultural Society.

Chosen as a "Sandy Springs (Georgia) Reads 2017" book.

Nominated as a 2017 Cybils Award Finalist.

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Books

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FreshPickedPoetry, picture book