Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems
This Is Just to SayIf you’re looking for a nice happy bookput this one down and run away quicklyForgive me sweetness and good cheer are boringInspired by William Carlos Williams’s famous poem ”This Is Just to Say,” Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine delivers a wickedly funny collection of... show more
This Is Just to SayIf you’re looking for a nice happy bookput this one down and run away quicklyForgive me sweetness and good cheer are boringInspired by William Carlos Williams’s famous poem ”This Is Just to Say,” Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine delivers a wickedly funny collection of her own false apology poems, imagining how tricksters really feel about the mischief they make. Matthew Cordell’s clever and playful line art lightheartedly captures the spirit of the poetry. This is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever apologized . . . and not really meant it.
Publish date: March 13th 2012
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Fairy Tales
, Picture Books
I read it and laughed, then Natasha read it and laughed, and now Veronica is reading it. As far as I'm concerned the world can always use more light verse. And snarky poems riffing on fairy tales is about as light as you can get. Ultralight. Soaring. Library copy.
Forty-five variations of "This is Just to Say" and the makings of a really fun elementary school poetry unit.
An amusing collection of poems inspired by the William Carlos Williams poem "This is Just to Say." Matthew Cordell's entertaining illustrations are a good complement to Levines's light-hearted verse. See also Joyce Sidman's anthology on a similar theme, This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forg...
I have enjoyed several of Gail Carson Levine’s books in the past and was very curious when I saw that this poetry collection was written by her as well. I hope you don’t think I’m ignorant, but I had never heard of false apology poems before picking up this book and while I know the name William Ca...