A Children's Treasury of Poems

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A beautiful treasury that every child will cherish...
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
—from Robert Louis Stevenson's "Bed in Summer"
What child's bookshelf is complete without a...
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A beautiful treasury that every child will cherish...
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
—from Robert Louis Stevenson's "Bed in Summer"
What child's bookshelf is complete without a superbly illustrated collection of classic poems? This exquisitely produced anthology will become a beloved family favorite. Featuring the most renowned creators of children's verse, it makes the perfect read-aloud and an ideal introduction to poetry's rhyme and rhythm. Kids will love listening to the imaginative words of Lewis Carroll (“How Doth the Little Crocodile?”); Kate Greenaway (“The Cats Have Come to Tea”); Edward Lear (“The Owl and the Pussycat”); Vachel Lindsay (“The Little Turtle”); and many others.
As in the previous Treasury titles, Linda Bleck's colorful artwork has a fresh, fun feel that will appeal to children.
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2

This collection of 19 humorous poems includes Robert Louis Stevenson's "Bed in Summer," Vachel Lindsay's "The Little Turtle," Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussycat," and Gelett Burgess's "The Purple Cow," among other familiar verses. Playful, cartoonlike illustrations with cut-out characters and details superimposed on sturdy pages give the book texture and help create a novel effect. Different ethnicities are represented in the illustrations, although most are of fanciful animals and fairies. Young children should find the childlike format appealing.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454914747
  • Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/7/2015
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,101,184
  • Age range: 5 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Bleck is one of the 12 illustrators whose work is featured in Goodnight Songs by Margaret Wise Brown (Sterling). She also illustrated all of our Children's Treasury titles. Linda brings over 30 years of experience to the field of illustration, and her work has been recognized by publications such as Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, Print Magazine, and American Illustration. Her children's books have won the National Parenting Publication Award, Mom's Choice Awards, and Chicago Public Library's Best of Best Award. Linda lives in Mequon, WI. Visit her at lindableck.com.
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  • Posted April 27, 2013

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    A Children's Treasury of Poems contains a wonderful sampling of

    A Children's Treasury of Poems contains a wonderful sampling of quality children's poetry. The selected poems represent varying lengths and styles, from short four-line limericks to the nonsense poem The Owl and the Pussycat (three stanzas, eleven lines each). In addition to the writers mentioned in the synopsis, Robert Louis Stevenson is another who is very well represented in this collection.

    This 9x9 board book has sturdy pages and binding. I purchased it when C was just over a year old, and now, after 2 1/2 years of toddler use, it is still in great condition. The pages are embossed, giving little ones a bit of a tactile experience.

    Linda Bleck's illustrations are fabulous. There are subtle hints of a classic look, which meshes perfectly with these traditional poetry selections. As you can tell from the cover, the illustrations are also colorful, bright, fun, and so cute!

    This is quality children's poetry in a book with visual and tactile appeal.

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