OVERLOAD: Poetry Book: Eight Short and Zappy Illustrated Poems For Bright Sparks (Ages 8-15) Who Can Handle A Bit Of High Voltage Wordplay (GET YOUR WORDSWORTH Book 7)

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by Tom Skinner

OVERLOAD: Poetry Book: Eight Short and Zappy Illustrated Poems For Bright Sparks (Ages 8-15) Who Can Handle A Bit Of High Voltage Wordplay (GET YOUR WORDSWORTH Book 7)

OVERLOAD: Poetry Book: Eight Short and Zappy Illustrated Poems For Bright Sparks (Ages 8-15) Who Can Handle A Bit Of High Voltage Wordplay (GET YOUR WORDSWORTH Book 7)

by Tom Skinner

Short illustrated poetry-prose fusion for smart minds, ages 8-100.
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Want to know how a quetzal and a gorilla get along?

Or what would happen if Moses had the technology that we have today to share the Ten Commandments?

Perhaps all these questions just give you a headache and cause your brain to overload.

Tom’s playfully poetic twists to some of the most common scenarios challenge developing brains to look at language — and life — from a whole new perspective.

A delightful book of poetry for bright kids ages 8-15 that will get their brains working and their imaginations soaring.

Praise for Skinner’s work:

'As a teacher, I know that kids and teens love ideas from left field, a play on words that makes them giggle, and stretches their creative language skills. Tom's book lifts poetry, puns and ideas from the ordinariness of life, to playful comments and musings…'

'I love Shel Silverstein books (who doesn't). But this book is something more, something different. The poems are full of voluptuous words and pleasurable word play that sit in your mouth like pieces of melting chocolate. Yes, they are that good.'

Overload is the seventh standalone book in the nonconformist poetry-prose fusion collection, Get Your Wordsworth.

The books can be read and enjoyed in any order.

You can check out the first six books in the collection here:

www.amazon.com/dp/B00MS3MIO8

Interview with the Author

Q - So, what makes the Get Your Wordsworth series special?

A - It's a mix of things, really. When I set out to write these books, I wanted to create a new type of poetry. A poetry-prose hybrid that was much less rigid, formal or technical than the traditional model and one that did not bore the buttocks off bright young people.

Hence the highly unorthodox format, combining a newspaper style title and sub-title, an original hand-drawn high quality sketch for each poem and a personal author insight or pun were all designed to make the poetry more accessible and digestible for middle grade readers.

Overall, the Get Your Wordsworth series is designed for those, young and old alike, who appreciate the English language in all its nuanced, layered and textured glory and who can handle a judicious mix of the super silly and gently philosophical all imbued with a healthy dose of wry and dry humor!

Q - What order should I read the books in?

A - I’ve written the series so you can read the books in any order. If you do want to read them in the order they were written:

- Einstein’s Cat

- Pavlov’s Dog

- It’s Slapstick

- Plain Crazy

- Too Much TV

- Tractor Gate

- Overload

Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?

A – Because the Get Your Wordsworth series is for Generation Z, mavericks and early adopters who are looking for urban, contemporary poetry prose with a twist and who may not have the time, attention or inclination to wade through the classics or other more traditional forms of poetry. I still remember, with much dismay, grappling and failing miserably to answer a question properly during my final school English exam about Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales!

Ultimately, readers who think poetry is a tad tedious but who enjoy wit, whimsy, puns, satire and wordplay in a highly succinct, quick-read format, will get a kick out of this series.

Q - Can readers get the whole series in one go?

A - Sure. I've put together a box-set bundle if people want to save a little moolah and grab the first six books in one swoop. Check out my author page here at Amazon for more details, and a full list of my available titles.

Get Your Wordsworth Series eBook Categories:

- Contemporary Poetry

- Puns & Wordplay

- Humor and Satire

- Stories In Verse

- Kindle Short Reads

Other Book Information

Genres:

Google Category: Media > Books > Non-Fiction > Poetry

Pages: 29

ASIN: B00T5KR6F8

Sales Rank: 3904117

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