Book Talk – GONE FISHING by Tamera Will Wissinger

Everyone knows what it’s like to have your heart set on something, and then have to share that something with someone else.

Sam is nine years old, and a fishing trip with his dad is one of the best things that could ever happen to him. But when little sister Lucy tags along and – gasp! – catches more fish than he does, Sam feels like the day is ruined.

Sam’s excitement and frustration, Lucy’s elation and self-confidence, are mixed with Dad’s endless patience, all voiced in different poetic forms- quatrains, ballads, iambic meter, rhyming lists, concrete poetry, tercets and free verse.

Tamera Will Wissinger’s GONE FISHING, is an outdoor family-adventure story, as well as a great way to teach and explain different poetic forms to children.