“enormous SMALLNESS: A story of E.E. Cummings ”
Visually entertaining and poetically written, this book honors poet ee cummings and his writing spirit. Cummings so loved lowercase letters that he wrote his name as ee cummings. Nature inspired his passion for writing. A rule breaker of rhythm and rhyme as well as a new word inventor, ee cummings was a creative thinker.
This story promotes the creative traits of a creative person – taking risks, passionate, imaginative, different perspective, and the desire to be creative.
TITLE: enormous SMALLNESS: A story of E.E. Cummings
AUTHOR: Matthew Burgess
ILLUSTRATOR: Kris DiGiacomo
PUBLISHER: Enchanted Lion Books, 2015
AGE GROUP: 6-9
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creative traits of a creative person – taking risks, passionate, imaginative, different perspective, desire to be creative
1) Author Matthew Burgess wrote that E.E. Cummings “drew many pictures from great circus of his imagination.” Cummings displayed many creative traits of a creative thinker. (see creative components) What creativity traits do you have? On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how important is your creativity to you? How do you express your creativity?
2) For his 15th birthday, E.E. Cummings received The Rhymester, a guide to writing poems, which became one of his prized possessions. What is one of your prized possessions and why?
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