Cap Guns & Stick Ponies is a wonderful compilation of poetry for the whole family to enjoy. Children, parents and grandparents alike will enjoy the humour and nostalgia. The vivid descriptions will take the adults back to their childhood and remind them of the country life. Children will laugh and smile as they read about all the characters’ antics.
For the past 3 years, my Grade 4 students have had the opportunity to write an authentic poem with Poppa Mac. He has shared his original poetry and they have shared theirs. During their time together, Poppa Mac talks about the inspiration for his poems, which brings his poetry to life enabling my students to see that poetry exists outside the classroom. He takes them through the entire writing process, from brainstorming to writing the final copy. They are amazed to see their ideas turned into charming rhyme. My students are over the moon to have their three poems, written with Poppa Mac, included in Cap Guns & Stick Ponies.
-Tawnya Klinkhammer, teacher at Kleefeld School. Kleefeld, Manitoba