PPBF: Amazing Faces

I've done a lot of promotion of April as Autism Awareness Month,
 but did you know that it's also National Poetry Month
So for today's PPBF, let's have a look at this compilation of poems.

Title: Amazing Faces
Poems Compiled by: Lee Bennett Hopkins
Pictures by: Chris Soentpiet
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Date: June 30, 2010
Suitable for ages: 7 and up
Genre: Poetry
Brief Synopsis:  This anthology is a collection of 16 poems to celebrate diversity while exposing emotions through the children's beautiful faces and the powerful poems.
Sample page:  This book is going to be difficult to explain well because my words aren't going to do it justice; just look at the page that features the poem I'm The One by Jude Mandele:

Read a review from the blog There's A Book {here}
Visit the illustrator's page {here}
Go to the Publisher's page {here}
Talk with your students about how authors write to persuade:

My character cam spotted the book along with this anchor chart 
in Melanie Patton's second grade classroom.

You can also make a bulletin board with a Poetry theme:

My daughter and I created this one earlier this semester.

Why I like this  book: This eclectic collection of poems puts a face on feelings and diversity like none other that I've seen. The poignant poems complemented by the incredible illustrations will grab your heart and refuse to let go. Sharing it with a poetry buff would be the perfect way to put closure on Poetry Month.

Go ahead, open it up; you'll see. 


  1. I'm in awe of good poets. This is a perfect selection to celebrate the month!

    1. If you like poetry, Wendy, you MUST read this book. It's simply AmAzInG! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I really like the fact that April is BOTH Poetry Month and Autism Awareness/Acceptance month. Seems quite fitting.

    Someday I am going to write a book/poem that capitalizes on both of those events!

    1. When you do, can you please send me a copy? I think that'd be a beautiful book! I appreciate you stopping by the Corner today, Cathy.

  3. Like the idea of a book of poetry that focuses on diversity. The illustration of the boy shows so much emotion. Fantastic boards for your classroom and activities.

    1. Oh, Pat - you are correct about the illustrations, one better than the next. This is one you will NOT want to miss! Thank you for your kind words.

  4. Tis looks great, Barbara! What a wonderful way to celebrate diversity. And I love the idea of a poetry tree! Thanks for adding this one to our list!

    1. We will be very proud to have this anthology on our list. I'm glad you like it, Susanna!

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    1. Oh, Roxanne, you will NOT be sorry! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Barbara this looks beautiful - I'll be sure to seek it out.

    1. It is beautiful indeed. I know you'll love it, Laura Anne!

  7. What a clever way to do a book about feelings! I love this! I'll be looking for this one! thanks for sharing!


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