I feel a touch awkward right now. It isn’t often that I promote a body of work here outside of my own stories. So I am going to hit you with a few things right off the bat. Christine Heppermann reviews young adult books for the Chicago Tribune. She also does a bit of writing.
What I am focusing on right now is her book Poisoned Apples and the poem from that book “Big Bad Spa Treatment.” I ran across this book in my Young Adult literature class recently. Aside from the love of twisted fairy tales, this one has a decent number of interesting poems that are worth reading and exploring.
While I was reading through the poems I found one that fits so perfectly into the themes that are represented here and I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to share it with everyone. Of course, this is a great quick reading book of poems that you should go check out.
On a side note, Friday would normally be a night for a food or beer story of some sort maybe even a recipe, I think you will find this poem fits the mood properly.
Big Bad Spa Treatment
Be sure to check out the book and others from Christine Heppermann on Amazon.