Henkes Rythmic Words

“It was an absolutely wonderful, positively perfect, especially terrific idea.”

Keven Henkes sentence almost sings with fun sounds. Henkes isn’t afraid to use big words, then he strings them together in a musical way. Here the first word in each pair has four syllables which lends a poetic touch. I’ve blogged about this prolific children’s writer before because he understands words and kids so well. In this book titled Owen, a little boy has trouble giving up his blanket when it’s time to start school.

Grown-up writers can learn from good kids’ books. I dare you to read one aloud today… whether there’s a kid present or not!

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