Review: First Food Fight This Fall

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First Food Fight This Fall and Other School Poems

Author: Marilyn Singer

Illustrator: Sachiko Yoshikawa

Published in 2008 by Sterling

First Food Fight This Fall is a brilliant collection of poems from the voices of students about many various experiences students will encounter throughout the school year. The humorous, engaging, and upbeat poems tell of countless school themes for readers to identify with and make connections to. Readers have the opportunity to read poems about riding the bus, spelling tests, field trips, and even a food fight in the cafeteria, among many other subjects. The collection of poems includes a fun acrostic poem, haiku, free verse, and more. This book is great for classroom reading and perfect to share with elementary school students who are interested in fun poetry that tell relatable and entertaining stories accompanied by bright and cheery illustrations.

Additional Resources:

Author Marilyn Singer video interviews from Reading Rockets:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLxDwKxHx1yKYggsWMuNXb6kYmrtrOlIE

Illustrator Sachiko Yoshikawa biography and gallery:

http://www.mbartists.com/cgi-bin/iowa/artists.html?artist=49

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