Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic
by Steven Schnur, illustrated by Leslie Evans
Orange hues and
In anticipation of the
Note: An acrostic seems like it would be simple to write, but it isn’t! That’s one of the things that makes Steven Schnur’s collection of poetry so wonderful. He’s taken the alphabet and created a poem for every seasonal element – owls, pumpkins, quilts, corn husks, bats…
Yup, 26 of ’em.
The linguistic sophistication may pass over the heads of younger ones, but they’ll still enjoy poems like this one:
Over all the cold
Bonus: Did you know that JESUS CHRIST, GOD’S SON, SAVIOUR in Greek is Iesous CHristos, THeou Uios, Soter, which spells ICHTHUS (ICHTHYS), which is Greek for fish??? 10 years of Catholic school and I never knew!