Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Ant In the Cellar

Title: The Ant in the Cellar
Author: Danielle Rosenblatt
Publisher: A Better Be Write Publisher, 2006
ISBN: 0-9788985-3-2

"The Ant in the Cellar" is a very fun treasury of poems. If you are looking for humorous poems about everyday objects and places, this is definitely the book for you. The objects like toasters, triangles, thumbs all seem to come to life and you learn just how they would feel if they could talk. There are poems about places like the bathroom, living room, and the basement. Oh no, the shower has growing from its drain a flower!

There are poems about many animals like a mouse, dino and ant. I really liked the one about the llama who was wearing purple pajamas not thinking that she would start a new trend.

I'm hoping to use one of these poems like "Harry the Couch Potato" or "Grumpy the Grumpster" as a possible forensics poem next year. There is such a wide variety of poems in this book that I'm sure every one who reads it would find something that would make them laugh.