"This funny hound should stick around." —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for 16 WORDS: William Carlos Williams and "The Red Wheelbarrow"
"At once spare and lush: a gorgeous introduction to the power of poetry."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Williams’s koanlike poem closes the story, its marvel of compacted meanings
crystallizing everything that has come before."
--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Great for reading aloud, this will also be a good choice for launching poetry units
and inspiring neophyte poets."
A "fine introduction to a celebrated American poet."
--The New York Times Book Review
"A unique picture book that shows how poetry can capture a feeling or an image
with a few well-chosen words."
—School Library Journal
"Debut author Rogers suggests that there is power in noticing, as Williams did--
finding the extraordinary in the ordinary."
—The Horn Book Magazine
"A grand exploration of the reason why poetry exists."
—A Fuse#8 Production, School Library Journal
A Junior Library Guild selection
Published by Schwartz & Wade Books. Available everywhere!
Order a personalized copy through Wellesley Books!
What do you do when your
HOUND WON'T GO?
You write a book about it, that's what!! Out on April 1, 2020 from Albert Whitman & Co.!
Read about my inspiration for this funny and sweet picture book in Margie Myers-Culver's fab Librarian's Quest blogpost!
"Perhaps you know a stubborn hound? Maybe you even live with one! This floppy hound finds the perfect spot to lay about-- but it's in the middle of a crosswalk! Nothing his person tries to do seems to coax him out of the way... even a treat! What will it take to get Hound home? Find out in this adorable and relatable tale."
Andrew, via Goodreads