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Elizabeth Garton Scanlon

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Elizabeth Garton Scanlon is the author of several children’s books, including The Great Good Summer (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster, 2015), The Good-Pie Party (Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, 2014), and Happy Birthday, Bunny (Beach Lane, 2013). She was the recipient of a Caldecott Medal. Scanlon teaches at Austin Community College and lives in Austin, Texas.

by this poet

A sock is a pocket for your toes,

a vase is a pocket
for a rose.

A pocket for a chicken 
is a coop,

and a bowl is a pocket full of soup—

A bowl is a pocket spilling soup.