As part of our 31 Picture Books For Homeschooling All Ages series, we have chosen kids’ books with vivid language, interesting stories and striking artwork to appeal to every person in your family. Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie is one of our favorites!
Our book posts also include a few activities — some simple, some more involved — for your entire family to enjoy together. Or not! Reading the book is enough in itself if that is all you want to do.
Snuggle up and enjoy a picture book or two together as a family. It may be the highlight of your day.
Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie Picture Book Details
Author: J. Patrick Lewis
Illustrator: Michael Slack
Math + Poetry = Fun for everyone!
If you are memorizing or even just enjoying poetry with your kids, chances are you have heard of a few of the poems used as inspiration in this delightfully fun kids book!
J. Patrick Lewis has taken well known poems by famous poets and turned them into hilarious math puzzles. Some of the titles include, Hilaire Belloc’s “Crackerjack Yak” and Walt Whitman’s “Web-Covered Shoe.”
Enjoy the poem and then solve the riddles!
Edgar Allan Poe’s Pie Homeschool Activities
For younger kids: Can you write a math riddle? Try your hand at making it rhyme like the poetry in this book. Or, look at Grapes of Math by Greg Tang for some ideas.
For older kids: Write your own! Be sure to find a poem to inspire you first. Then try your hand at changing it to add a math puzzle.
For everyone: Pick a poet from the book and read some more of their works. Do you like their style? Do you like the subjects they choose? Share with your family one or two of your favorite poems from your poet. Here are some great resources to get you started:
- Poetry for Young People Series
- Seeing the Blue Between: Advice and Inspiration for Young Poets by Paul B. Janeczko – This looks like a fantastic read for older kids looking to be inspired by poets. 32 poets have written letters of advice followed by one of their poems. There are also short bios of each.
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