The story takes place in Mrs. Pidgeon’s second grade class. The students are learning about poetry and the teacher introduces different kinds. By using personal examples, the teacher is able to make the lessons relevant to the students. The class is introduced to what makes a poem a poem, rhyming words, haikus, couplets, limericks, and list poems. When something happens, the students come together to create a poem for their teacher.
I think this book would be a great book to use in the classroom for a poetry unit. Each type of poetry is easily explained and the students in the story give examples. Even when I read it, I felt like I wanted to stop and write my own poem. The story made poetry simple and fun yet showed how the poems had meaning.
So, if you get a chance to check out this children’s book, I highly recommend it. Enjoy the poetry and make some up yourself. I think students in my classroom would be successful with writing their own poetry after hearing this book.