College of the Holy Cross | Holy Cross Magazine Animal Acrostics for Children. By Pamela Reponen . Animal Acrostics is a new children's book written by David Hummon, a professor of sociology at Holy Cross. Created for children ages eight and older, the book showcases a unique variety of animals found in the five different habitats of the world.[PDF] CHRISTIAN ACROSTIC POEMS 4 U INTRODUCTION CHRISTIAN ACROSTIC POEMS 4 U INTRODUCTION ACROSTICS! What are they? An Acrostic is a short poem, verse or rhyme in which the first letter of each line makes the word or title of the writing. There are other variations of this pattern; some acrostics containing only one word in each line. It is therefore a type of word puzzle explaining the word.