Paw Learning Mazes
PAW LEARNING MAZES, Dr. Karen Petit's fourth book of poetry, has a lot of content about the learning processes of people and animals. All of the poems in PAW LEARNING MAZES have dream/reality connections, animal content, rhymes, rhythms, alliteration, and metaphors. The learners include animals and people. The educators include animals, people, and aliens.
This book's poems reference different kinds of learning, including analysis, writing, reading, speaking, listening, typing, seeing, smelling, tasting, financial literacy, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), history, VARK (visual, aural, read/write, kinesthetic), multi-modal, HCI (human-computer interaction), and using one's hands or paws to create things.
PAW LEARNING MAZES has sonnets, prayer poems, narrative poems with a lot of action, and thirty-four mazes, which are parts of eight maze poems. These mazes and eighteen pictures all add to the multi-modal elements of this book's poetry.
The narrative poems in PAW LEARNING MAZES have a lot of action and interaction between people and animals. Action also often happens between animals and animals, as seen in this stanza from the poem "Paws Learning in a Jungle":
"The mother was the first monkey to smell and to see
the tiger that had been hiding in a different tree,
but now was moving toward the mother's only child
that was too scared to run off into a jungle wild" (p. 62 of Paw Learning Mazes).
Interaction between animals and people happens in many poems in this book, including in "Pigeons Flying to Financial Literacy," "A Dog Helping Her Owner to Read Fast," "Learning with Birds in Roger Williams Park," "Cats Grading Essays," and "A STEM Dream about an Egret."
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In addition to being the author of four books of poetry (Paw Learning Mazes, Paw Dream Mazes, Amazing Holiday Paws, and Holidays Amaze), Dr. Karen Petit is the author of four Christian novels: Banking on Dreams, Mayflower Dreams, Roger Williams in an Elevator, and Unhidden Pilgrims. Petit is thankful to God for the many wonderful people and positive aspects of her life.
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