August 27, 2013

Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger

Gone Fishing
Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger
Series: N/A
Source: Bought
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
Using a wide variety of poetic forms – quatrains, ballads, iambic meter, rhyming lists, concrete poetry, tercets and free verse –this debut author tells the story of a nine-year-old boy’s day of fishing. Sibling rivalry, the bond between father and son, the excitement – and difficulty -- of fishing all add up to a day of adventure any child would want to experience.

Matthew Cordell illuminates this novel-in-verse throughout with his energetic black-and-white line drawings.

While each poem can be read and enjoyed on its own, the poems work together to create a story arc with conflict, crisis, resolution and character growth.

The back matter of this book equips the reader with a Poet's Tackle Box of tools and definitions for understanding the various poetic forms the author uses in this story.

I thought it would be fun
                                     to write a poetic review of this one
It's not something I usually do,
                                              but I thought that it could be like a gift to you
My poetry really isn't the best,
                                              but you can rest assured that what follows won't be a huge mess.
Gone Fishing was a fun little book,
                                                      a welcome change from my little funk.
It was better than I'd expected it to be,
                                                           something new quite definitely.
Sam and Lucy were oh so sweet
                                                 even if they argued constantly.
Each poem is told through different eyes
                                                             and each and every one has a new disguise.
New fonts and voices, styles galore,
                                                      fun and games, and a whole lot more.
Sadness and pain, anger and forgiveness,
                                                              each is wrapped up like a cute little ribbon.
To tell the truth, it's just a bit of fun,
                                                     and even if you don't read it I'll tell no one.

So, what did you guys think? I'm really not a very good poet, but I tried. ;P


  1. I love that you wrote a poem on this book!
    Looks like it'd be perfect to cuddle with in a nook!
    I love fun poems, yes that is true
    But I've yet to read one it book form, unlike you.
    This recommendation which you did impart
    Makes this sound like it'd be fun for my heart
    To take a break from the norm of YA
    And just have one jolly day!
    I hope that my comment wasn't horrible
    My poetic urges are just a little uncontrolable!

    <3333 Inky

  2. Megan@The Book BabeAugust 27, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Your comment was just fine,
    but I just don't know how divine--
    I can barely write a straight line.
    Poems aren't really my thing,
    but you totally made my day!


  3. I'm glad you apprecaited this form of art.
    Just trying to make you smile on my part
    I totally just editted my former comment prose
    The word I'm thinking will rhyme is ROSe
    Nonsense your poems are divine!
    To quote you, they are "just fine"
    I probably should stop before I'm over my head
    Maybe what I need is a nap in my bed
    I'm going already, and that is my cue
    Megs I'm wishing a lovely day to you

    Farewell Au Revuiw! I love you, Inky
    This I honestly do swear on my Pinky.

  4. Megan@The Book BabeAugust 27, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Make me smile it did,
    Your old prose? There was nothing wrong with it!
    A nap sounds good right now...zzz inducing KA-POW
    My lines make no sense, but at least I've made it an inch.

    LOL, bye Inksies! I missed you! :D

  5. You darling girl I love you
    and all your silly ways.
    It works it does
    Like seriously does.
    Keep it going, I implore, I seriously do.

  6. Megan@The Book BabeAugust 27, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    I must be driving you crazy by now, don't pretend like you don't know how.
    It may work, it may not, at least we gave it a shot?
    You implore me? Well, seriously,
    who am I to say no?