Monday, January 27, 2014

God Got a Dog by Cynthia Rylant

cover_imageThis beautifully written and illustrated book is meant to be read again and again.  Thoughtful poems written about God trying everyday activities.  God is depicted in all races and both genders. One of my favorite poems is "God Got Arrested."

"God--who was only there
because he liked
the jukebox--
lost it.
And his anger erupted like
the wrath of...
Oh, right. Never mind"

As I read this book I laughed out loud, in the library.  I made students listen while I read poems.  I can't find the words to express how happy I felt as I read these poems.

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