Tap Dancing on the Roof: Sojo (Poems) by Linda Sue Park/ illustrated by Istvan Banyai

A sijo, a traditional Korean verse form, has a fixed number of stressed syllables and a humorous or ironic twist at the end. Like haiku, sijo are brief and accessible, and the witty last line winds up each poem with a surprise. The verses in this book illuminate funny, unexpected, amazing aspects of the everyday--of breakfast, thunder and lightning, houseplants, tennis, freshly laundered socks.

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What is Sojo?
Educator, Miss Rumphius, explains Sojo poetry