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  • Hardcover
  • 68
  • BeHold Author Shira Erlichman
  • Shira Erlichman
  • English
  • 08 September 2018
  • 9780999658420

10 thoughts on “BeHold Author Shira Erlichman

  1. says:

    This book fills my heart with joy Erlichman advises her readers to make up their own compound words Here’s mine GROOVYDAPPLED


  2. says:

    This book is almost unbearably pretentious As a book for adults it's fine They'll get it maybe But expecting kids to sit through roughly double the number of pages of a standard picture book listen to the word salad and gaze at the unappealing illustrations well it's a bit much to askI appreciate that the author loves compound words Unfortunately telling kids to make up what is essentially their own language when they're just learning language is a recipe for problems And I wish the author had done a little research about her favourite word Its origins have little to do with the deep meaning she thinks they doThere are so many lines that have me scratching my head Some of the compound words make a sort of weird sense if you understand their building blocks Others are just weirdYour voice is a nightjar spillingWhat does that even mean? Or how about thisSo why not invite someoneinto your neighbourhood?That someone could be a slowpokea daddy longlegs or a sunsetEven a downpour a nightmare oran ice cream's meltBasically this obliterates the meaning of the word someone and could potentially confuse those just learning the languageTo make matters worse there are a couple of pages at the back that invite kids to make up their own compound words This makes it seem like a non fiction title Books like this reinforce the attitude that learning the rules of language is unimportant Really though you should understand the rules before you go and break themSo in essence this book really misses the mark at least for its intended audience Adults might enjoy this but I can't see this being a favourite of any kid I have a feeling that if I'd encountered this book as a child I would've skimmed it and put it right back on the shelf To be perfectly honest I'd probably do the same thing now if I weren't reading it for review Thank you to NetGalley and Penny Candy Books for providing a digital ARC


  3. says:

    I was so grateful to grab this book at AWP It’s everything I would expect from Erlichmann which is continually a source of brilliant writing and simple joyful compassion It’s a great book for kids but I have a suspicion the adults in the house will prefer it The style is perhaps sophisticated and less contrast heavy than many children’s books and not every kid will react to it Fans of the TriangleSuareCircle series should buy this one


  4. says:

    Like with every poetry book it is a hit or miss this one miss I do think that this might be a good way to introduce children to poetry with easy and short poem but other than that not much to it


  5. says:

    Loved this Shira is wonderful and so is this book I love the use of compound words how the concept of friendship is infused in the book


  6. says:

    what a lovely book Erlichman's whimsy with language makes her especially effective at this kids' book celebrating compound words and the relationships and wonder that emerge through them


  7. says:

    This is a sweet little book and I enjoyed it but I can see that it won't be for everyone First it's marketed as being for children but I don't know that kids would really get it or enjoy it it feels like an adult feel good book to me The text is kinda free verse word salad wait did I smoke something? hippie stuff riffing on compound words and having fun with language and I'm cool with that; if you're cool with that too you'll enjoy this book In the afterword the author elucidates her love of compound words calling them the smallest poems in the English language and I really dug that There are a couple of pages at the end where the reader is encouraged to make their own compound words with a list of words to take apart and put back together All in all a fun book for the child inside the adult than for kids in my opinion#BeHold #NetGalley


  8. says:

    Kids will not care for this book As an adult I didn't care for this book It really came across as hoity toity The format would not hold a child's interest


  9. says:

    For someone who's feeling low for others who want a lift and inspiration to write this book is all of that Shira Erlichman creates poetry for someone looking for a lift up a twosome a friendship Sweetheart sometimeswhen I'm feeling blueI put my ear to the windand listen for you begins the uest In my eyes the simple doodles entertain show emotion and make one smile as Shira writes the joyful words she wants us readers to see If you noticed the compound words I used earlier I was trying to introduce you to this clever text that underlies the message make a friendship One of my favorite poems is Life's no cakewalk It's Got its flawsBut I'll bring the milkshakeif you bring the straws There is a special Afterword from Shira and a page to create one's own compound words What a delightful book


  10. says:

    This is a very sweet book about friendship told through the magic of compound words The author likes to make up compound words I like to make up words too She describes compound words as little odes the smallest poems in the English language Compounds are rule breakers and friendship makersMy favorite lines “I hear you sing a honeysong your voice full of bumblebees” and “Life is a seesaw Sometimes you’re up high sometimes you’re down low”


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BeHold Author Shira Erlichman

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Ompound words ie toothbrush windbreaker behold in a book that uplifts encourages and honors the people we care about most. For someone who's feeling low for others who want a lift and inspiration to write this book is all of that Shira Erlichman creates poetry for someone looking for a lift up a twosome a friendship Sweetheart sometimeswhen I'm feeling blueI put my ear to the windand listen for you begins the uest In my eyes the simple doodles entertain show emotion and make one smile as Shira writes the joyful words she wants us readers to see If you noticed the compound words I used earlier I was trying to introduce you to this clever text that underlies the message make a friendship One of my favorite poems is Life's no cakewalk It's Got its flawsBut I'll bring the milkshakeif you bring the straws There is a special Afterword from Shira and a page to create one's own compound words What a delightful book

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In BeHold A Friendship Book visual artist poet and musician Shira Erlichman opens with the line Sweetheart sometimes when. This book is almost unbearably pretentious As a book for adults it's fine They'll get it maybe But expecting kids to sit through roughly double the number of pages of a standard picture book listen to the word salad and gaze at the unappealing illustrations well it's a bit much to askI appreciate that the author loves compound words Unfortunately telling kids to make up what is essentially their own language when they're just learning language is a recipe for problems And I wish the author had done a little research about her favourite word Its origins have little to do with the deep meaning she thinks they doThere are so many lines that have me scratching my head Some of the compound words make a sort of weird sense if you understand their building blocks Others are just weirdYour voice is a nightjar spillingWhat does that even mean Or how about thisSo why not invite someoneinto your neighbourhoodThat someone could be a slowpokea daddy longlegs or a sunsetEven a downpour a nightmare oran ice cream's meltBasically this obliterates the meaning of the word someone and could potentially confuse those just learning the languageTo make matters worse there are a couple of pages at the back that invite kids to make up their own compound words This makes it seem like a non fiction title Books like this reinforce the attitude that learning the rules of language is unimportant Really though you should understand the rules before you go and break themSo in essence this book really misses the mark at least for its intended audience Adults might enjoy this but I can't see this being a favourite of any kid I have a feeling that if I'd encountered this book as a child I would've skimmed it and put it right back on the shelf To be perfectly honest I'd probably do the same thing now if I weren't reading it for review Thank you to NetGalley and Penny Candy Books for providing a digital ARC

Characters BeHold Author Shira Erlichman

I'm feeling blue I put my ear to the wind listen for you building a one of a kind story of friendship from her love of c. Loved this Shira is wonderful and so is this book I love the use of compound words how the concept of friendship is infused in the book


About the Author: Shira Erlichman

Shira Erlichman is a writer visual artist and musician A three time Pushcart Prize nominee her work has been featured in The Huffington Post BuzzFeed Reader Nomadic Press The Rumpus and PBS NewsHour’s Poetry Series among others She earned her BA at Hampshire College and was awarded a residency by the Millay Colony the James Merrill Fellowship by the Vermont Studio Center and the Visions