Creating these poems were sometimes difficult (especially when I had several to do in one week to catch up) and other times it was easy. The most important thing was creating the poems.
How they were created: I ordered state travel guides and cut out pictures I liked. I also cut words and phrases from the same guides, and other magazines. I also made a word and phrase list and printed it out. I did the picture first then the poem. Sometimes I would write a brand new poem and other times I would use my cut out words and phrases. If I needed to add words, then I would do so using different fonts and sizes for the new words to mimic the cut outs. All poems were made on 9x12 acid free paper and I used UHU glue (also acid free). When the poems were complete, I used Mod Podge for a nice acid free gloss.
There are various styles of poems in this collection but some of the most prevalent are haiku, tanka, acrostic and avant garde.
To make the book: I scanned every single page in then photo-edited them to the best of my ability. I also put a black frame around each image so it would set it apart from the page. I thought it looked better that way, the originals do not have a frame around them. Then I used the Kindle Kids book creator and assembled the book. I do plan on creating a print version but not for a month or so.
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Here is a sample from the book enjoy
Until next time...