Published by Clarion Books
Summary: These 25 poems celebrate the act of creation, starting with one entitled “Maker” and ending with “With My Hands”. In between are poems about knitting, tie dying, soap carving, and a host of other projects. There are a few concrete poems (“Knitting” and “Glitter”); a few don’t rhyme, but most so. Each poem is accompanied by a colorful collage illustration of kids and the creation described in the poem. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: A fun collection that will inspire young makers. All the projects are low-tech and most could be done in some version by preschoolers.
Cons: Another dimension could have been added to the book by including project instructions to go with the poems.