Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems

Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems
by Nick Cannon
Scholastic, 2015. Poetry. 143 p.
This is a poetry collection by well known rapper and comedian, Nick Cannon. Cannon also performs the poems on the recorded book version. They are not Pulitzer Prize level poetry, but they are certainly full of vibrancy and fun. Some of the poems are just silly, like the title poem, but some are a little more serious. There are several that are motivational, and some that discourage hate culture. The poems are illustrated by bold and energetic black and white line drawings. This is a great first exposure to poetry for for any reluctant poetry reader, or for someone who has to read a poetry book that is more than 100 pages. This book is available from the library in print and as an audio CD.

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