Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Waiting to See the Principal and Other Poems by Joseph Sottile - Book Review

Title: Waiting to See the Principal and Other Poems
Written by: Joseph Sottile
Illustrated by: Lori Aman
Ages: 8-12
Publisher: Booklocker.com
ISBN: 978-1-60145-356-3
Published: October 2007
Hardcover: 140 pages
Price: $13.95

Filled with 60+ poems based around children within the classroom walls and beyond, adults and children will surely be giggling out loud while reading, Waiting to See the Principal and Other Poems.

It is quite apparent as one reads each poem the author, Joseph “Silly” Sottile has not lost his child like humor and outlook on life. The illustrations by Lori Aman capture the true essence of each poem leaving the reader wondering are author and illustrator channeling the voices of children. Introduce poetry to the children in your life, with real life thoughts and feelings they can relate to.

Joseph “Silly” Sottile is an award winning author, Writers and Books 2004 Poetry Booth Writing Contest and is a performing poet for school visits, and teaches writing workshops. Learn more about his illustrious career at: www.consideration.org/sottile.
Book Review by: Donna M. McDine


  1. Brings back memories of "silly poems" I liked as a kid, and "silly poems" I liked with my kids.

  2. Sheila Deeth, I am happy that it does. If you would like to see two-thirds of the book, go to my website and you can download that much of it for free with no obligations, www.joe-sottile.com.


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