"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 & Company!
Read about my inspiration for this funny and sweet picture book in Margie Myers-Culver's fab Librarian's Quest blogpost!
Available for preorder anywhere! For signed copies, please order via my local indie, Wellesley Books!
Join me at the launch party!
Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m., Wellesley Books!
"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