But It's So Silly: A Cross-cultural Collage of Nonsense, Play and Poetry by JonArno LawsonBut It's So Silly: A Cross-cultural Collage of Nonsense, Play and Poetry by JonArno Lawson

But It's So Silly: A Cross-cultural Collage of Nonsense, Play and Poetry

byJonArno Lawson

Paperback | September 12, 2017

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How are ideas of play shaped by culture? What is imagination, or creativity, and where does poetry fit into this mix? For the past decade, award-winning children's author JonArno Lawson has been collecting children's poetry, lap rhymes, finger games and stories of how people interact with young children across the world, drawn to each culture's unique approach. In this wide-ranging collection we learn of language play from Malta, round games from Jamaica, Yiddish hand rhymes, and of the wonderful and complex ways these are all passed down through generations. Along the way Lawson looks at the implications for how North American society approaches childhood and what we might gain from looking at things differently.

JonArno Lawson is the author of many books for both adults and children, including the well-received wordless book, Sidewalk Flowers. He lives with his family in Toronto.
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Title:But It's So Silly: A Cross-cultural Collage of Nonsense, Play and PoetryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 12, 2017Publisher:Wolsak and Wynn Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1928088457

ISBN - 13:9781928088455

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